Soil and Solid Samples

General Chemistry Method Holding Time Amount Required Container Preservation Required QC Delivery of Sample
Conductivity 28 days 100 grams Glass Jar w/ Teflon Lid Cool at 4°C BS, DUP Mon - Fri
Oil and Grease EPA 3550B/ EPA 1664 Mod 28 days 250 grams Glass Jar w/ Teflon Lid Cool at 4°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
pH Method 9045 C Analyze Immediately 100 grams Glass Jar w/ Teflon Lid Cool at 4°C BS, DUP Mon - Fri
Sulfate EPA 375.4 28 days 100 grams Glass Jar w/ Teflon Lid Cool at 4°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
Chloride APHA4500Cl (Mod.) 28 days 100 grams Glass Jar w/ Teflon Lid Cool at 4°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
ICP/MS Metals EPA 6020/EPA 7471 180 days 100 grams plastic or glass jar w/ Teflon lid Cool at 4°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
Mercury EPA 7471A 28 days 100 grams plastic or glass jar w/ Teflon lid Cool at 4°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
Chlorinated Herbicides EPA 8151 14 days 250 grams Glass jar w/ Teflon lid Cool at 4°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
PAHs EPA 8270C/ EPA 8310 14 days 250 grams Glass jar w/ Teflon lid Cool at 4°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
PCB EPA 8082 14 days 250 grams Glass jar w/ Teflon lid Cool at 4°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
Pesticides, Organochlorine EPA 8081 14 days 250 grams Glass jar w/ Teflon lid Cool at 4°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
Phenols EPA 8270C 14 days 250 grams Glass jar w/ Teflon lid Cool at 4°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
SVOC EPA 8270C 14 days 250 grams Glass jar w/ Teflon lid Cool at 4°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
VOC EPA 8260B 14 days 40 grams Glass jar w/ Teflon lid Cool at 4°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
8260 MTBE- Confirm EPA 8260B 14 days 40 grams Glass jar w/ Teflon lid Cool at 4°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
TPH-G/BTEX EPA 8015M/ EPA8021B 14 days 40 grams Glass jar w/ Teflon lid Cool at 4°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
TPH-G/BTEX EPA 5035 14 days 10 grams Voa Vial with 10ml Methanol Cool at 4°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
TPH-Dext EPA 8015M 14 days 250 grams Glass jar w/ Teflon lid Cool at 4°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
TPH-HCID NWTPH-HCID 14 days 40 grams Glass jar w/ Teflon lid Cool at 4°C BLK, DUP Mon - Fri
TCLP Metals EPA 1311/1312/6010B 180 days 250 grams Glass jar w/ Teflon lid Cool at 4°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
TCLP SVOC EPA 1311/1312/8270C 14 days 250 grams Glass jar w/ Teflon lid Cool at 4°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
TCLP VOC EPA 1311/1312/8260B 14 days 250 grams Glass jar w/ Teflon lid Cool at 4°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
TCLP Herbicides EPA 1311/8151A 14 days 250 grams Glass jar w/ Teflon lid Cool at 4°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
TCLP Pesticides EPA1311/8081a 14 days 250 grams Glass jar w/ Teflon lid Cool at 4°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri

Water/Aqueous Samples

General Chemistry Method Holding Time Amount Required Container Preservation Required QC Delivery of Sample
Alkalinity APHA 2320B 14 days 200 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, DUP Mon - Fri
Acidity APHA 2310B 14 days 100 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, DUP Mon - Fri
BOD APHA 5210B 24 hours 1000 mls Plastic /Glass w/ Teflon lid, no headspace Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, Wed to Friday only except for special projects
Color APHA 2120B 48 hours 500 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, DUP Mon - Fri
COD APHA 5220B 28 days 100 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Add H2SO4 to pH<2 Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
Coliform, Total APHA 9221B 24 hours 100 mls Plastic/Glass bottle, Sterilized Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, Mon to Wed only except for special projects
Coliform, E. Coli APHA 9221F 24 hours 100 mls Plastic/Glass bottle, Sterilized Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, Mon to Wed only except for special projects
Coliform, Fecal APHA 9221E 24 hours 100 mls Plastic/Glass bottle, Sterilized Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, Mon to Wed only except for special projects
Chloride APHA 4500-Cl 28 days 250 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
Cr6 (Hexavalent Chromium) APHA 3500-Cr B 24 hours 250 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
Dissolved Oxygen (Wrinkler Method) APHA4500 O C Fix on site and store in dark 300 mls BOD Bottle, no headspace None DUP Mon - Fri
Ferrous Iron APHA3500 Fe B 24 hours 500 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Acidify with 2ml conc HCl/100ml sample
Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
Hardness, Total APHA 2340 C 6 months 500 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Add HNO3 or H2SO4 to pH<2 
Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
Nitrogen, Ammonia (NH3) APHA 4500-NH3 28 days 500 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Analyze as soon as possble or Add H2SO4 to pH<2 
Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
Nitrogen, Nitrate (NO3) APHA4500-NO3 mod 48 hours 200 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
Nitrogen, Nitrite (NO2) APHA4500-NO2 B 48 hours 200 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
Nitrate-Nitrite APHA4500-NO3 E/ EPA 353.3 28 days 300 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Add H2SO4 to pH<2 
Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
Nitrogen, Total Kjeldahl (TKN) APHA 4500-Norg 28 days 500 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Add H2SO4 to pH<2 
Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
Nitrogen, Total APHA 4500N 28 days 1000 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Add H2SO4 to pH<2 
Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
Oil and Grease APHA5520B 28 days 1000 mls 1 L wide mouth bottle Add HCl or H2SO4 to pH<2 
Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
pH APHA4500-H+ analyze immediately 100 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, DUP Mon - Fri
Phenolics, Total APHA 5530C 28 days 1000 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Add H2SO4 to pH<2 
Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, DUP Mon - Fri
Phosphate, Ortho APHA 4500-P E 48 hours 250 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Filter on Field 
Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, DUP Mon - Fri
Phosphorus, Total APHA 4500-P E 28 days 250 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Add H2SO4 to pH<2 
Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, DUP Mon - Fri
Solids, Total Dissolved (TDS) APHA 2540C 7 days 500 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, DUP Mon - Fri
Solids, Total Suspended (TSS) APHA 2540D 7 days 500 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, DUP Mon - Fri
Solids, Total (TS) APHA 2540B 7 days 500 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, DUP Mon - Fri
Solids, Volatile (VS) APHA 2540E 7 days 500 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, DUP Mon - Fri
Solids, Settleable (SS) APHA 2540F 48 hours 1000 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C N/A Mon - Fri
Solids, Volatile Suspended (VSS) APHA 2540 E 7 days 500 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, DUP Mon - Fri
Specific Conductance APHA 2510B 28 days 500 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BS, DUP Mon - Fri
Sulfate APHA4500 SO4 E 28 days 500 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
Surfactants (MBAS) APHA 5540C 48 hours 1000 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
Temperature None N/A 100 mls None None N/A Mon - Fri
Total Organic Carbon (TOC) EPA 415.1 28 days 500 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Add H2SO4 to pH<2 
Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
Turbidity APHA 2130B 48 hours 500 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C DUP, BS Mon - Fri
ICP/MS Metals EPA 6020/EPA 200.8 180 days 500 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Add HNO3 to pH<2 
Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
Mercury EPA 7470A 28 days 500 mls Plastic/Glass bottle Add HNO3 to pH<2 
Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
Chlorinated Herbicides EPA 8151A 7 days 1000 mls 1 L Amber glass w/ PTFE seal Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
PAHs EPA 8270C/ EPA 8310 7 days 1000 mls 1 L Amber glass w/ PTFE seal Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
PCB EPA 8082 7 days 1000 mls 1 L Amber glass w/ PTFE seal Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
Pesticides, Organochlorine EPA 8081 7 days 1000 mls 1 L Amber glass w/ PTFE seal Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
Phenols EPA 8270C 7 days 1000 mls 1 L Amber glass w/ PTFE seal Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
SVOC EPA 8270C 7 days 1000 mls 1 L Amber glass w/ PTFE seal Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
Volatile Fatty Acids (VFA) GC 14 days 40 mls 3 amber voa vials; no headspace Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
VOC EPA 8260B 14 days 40 mls 2 voa vials; no headspace Add HCl to pH<2 Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
VOC (Drinking Water) EPA 524.2 14 days 40 mls 3 voa vials; no headspace Add HCl to pH<2 
Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
8260 MTBE- Confirm EPA 8260B 14 days 40 mls 2 voa vials; no headspace Add HCl to pH<2 
Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
TPH-G/BTEX EPA 8015M/ EPA8021B 14 days 40 mls 2 voa vials; no headspace Add HCl to pH<2 
Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
TPH-Dext EPA 8015M 14 days 1000 mls 1 L Amber glass w/ PTFE seal Add HCl to pH<2 
Refrigerate / Cool at 2-6°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
Fingerprint Fingerprint 14 days 12 mls 12 ml vial with Teflon lid, no headspace Cool at 4°C N/A Mon - Fri

Air/Vapor Samples

General Chemistry Method Holding Time Amount Required Container Preservation Required QC Delivery of Sample
Particulate Matter Gravimetric Method 10 days N/A filter paper N/A N/A Mon - Fri
Total Suspended Particulates 40 CFR 50 App B 10 days N/A filter paper N/A N/A Mon - Fri
SO2 in Ambient Air Pararosaniline Method 30 days N/A 12 ml vial Cool at 4°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri
NO2 in Ambient Air Griess-Saltzman Method 42 days N/A 12 ml vial Cool at 4°C BLK, BS, MS, DUP Mon - Fri