If you have previously submitted samples to this facility prior to 2021 please contact us regarding updated requirements, as the lab is utilizing new methodologies.
Please contact the laboratory manager at firstname.lastname@example.org before submitting samples! We will work with you to determine sample size required for analysis. We can also provide advice on other steps that may be necessary for your analysis.
Select the appropriate form below for submitting samples and use a unique identifier for each sample ID. Replicate analyses are treated as an independent sample unless there was an error on our part. If you are submitting duplicate samples, you can add a suffix to make it unique (I.E. sample1-01, sample1-02, sample1.1, sample 1.2).
Please use this submission sheet when sending new samples regardless of sample or analysis type.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING IF YOU PLAN ON SENDING US PRE-ENCAPSULATED SAMPLES:
If you are considering packaging your own samples and sending them, pre-encapsulated, to our facility please consider the following. The sample amounts required for analysis will vary depending on the material type (e.x., soil, organic material, plant matter etc.) it is therefore, very important that you contact the lab manager at email@example.com before beginning to package your samples. Once the correct weight has been determined, a proper encapsulation tin size can be chosen. In most cases a 3.2 x 4 mm or 3 x 5 mm tin size is acceptable and can easily hold sample weights of up to 5 mg. Larger samples, such as soils or glass fiber filters may require larger tins. However, with the exception of those two sample types using larger tins is usually unnecessary, and results in a strain on our equipment. Therefore, inappropriate packaging of samples may incur a surcharge.
Please also note that proper encapsulation of your samples is paramount to proper analysis, irregular shaped tins can cause jams, or other errors with our machines. Please, therefore, consult our resource on proper sample preparation here – (sample weighing tutorial). Most packed capsules can be submitted in a 96 well cell plate. For large samples, 48 and 32 position trays are also available. Contact us if you need any sample trays. We have a large supply of clean trays. Secure the lid with tape and label the tray before shipping. For very small samples this is even more important. Wrapping the tray with a parafilm or adding a sealing mat or index card before attaching the lid can ensure that samples don’t migrate out of original positions during shipping. If samples arrive leaky or packaged poorly, additional fees may be applied to double wrap in fresh tin or silver.
Extremely large samples or difficult to combust samples (wood, filters, soils) are subject to a surcharge. Contact the lab manager for more details.
If you are submitting soils from a foreign country, special importation regulations exist. Please contact us for additional shipping requirements.