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MPHL : DEC Turnaround Time

Turn Around Time


The normal turnaround time for sample analysis is 2 - 10 working days from receipt of the samples. Turnaround times, however, may vary depending on the type of test(s) requested, number of samples, and the regulatory criteria. In emergencies, rush/priority sample analysis can be performed with the consent of the Division Chief or the appropriate Laboratory Manager.
During laboratory working hours (Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) all environmental chemistry samples and the accompanying request forms should be delivered to Sample Management Area, Room 7B-2. Between 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. and on weekends or holidays, samples and laboratory request forms should be left in the walk-in refrigerator (cold room), Room 1D-2.
Follow the information regarding collection, preservation, and holding times for the samples you are collecting. This information is summarized under each laboratory.