Sample Holding TimeSample Holding Time
We will make every effort to meet holding times of samples delivered to the laboratory. The laboratory can not be held responsible for delays out of our control, such as improper sample collection, delivery delays, or equipment breakdown. We request that samples with holding times less than 48 hours (except coliforms) be prearranged with Customer Service in advance. If you need a sample result by a particular date contact the Lab Operations Manager or Finance & QA Manager in advance to arrange special handling, note the information on the request form and include a phone number for future reference. If you have prearranged a short holding time sample and decide not to collect the sample, please cancel the order with the laboratory. A list of holding times for each method can be found in the Analyte/Price List.