Last revised on Wednesday, September 29, 2004
Metadata - Sample handling
Current? MethodName FullTitle FieldPreparation FilterType ContainerType ContainerVolume ContainerPreparation ContainerPreservative ContainerHandling ContainerNote HoldingTime
No EPA 160.1 Total Dissolved Solids Filtered 0.45 µm Millipore Polyethylene 1 Pint/ 500 ml

Ice, 4° C
7 days
Yes EPA 160.2 Total Suspended Solids None
Polyethylene 1 Pint/ 500 ml

Ice, 4° C
7 days
Yes EPA 160.4 Volatile Suspended Solids None
Polyethylene 1 Pint/ 500 ml

Ice, 4° C
7 days
Yes EPA 200.7 (D) Determination of Metals and Trace Elements by ICP-AES (Dissolved) Filtered (and acidified for metals) 0.45 µm Millipore Polyethylene 1 Pint/ 500 ml Acid Washed For metals: HNO3, pH < 2

6 months
No EPA 213.2 (D) Cadmium by AA Furnace (Dissolved) Filtered and acidified
Polyethylene 1 Pint/ 500 ml Acid Washed HNO3, pH < 2

6 months
No EPA 213.2 (T) Cadmium by AA Furnace (Total) Acidified
Polyethylene 1 Pint/ 500 ml Acid Washed HNO3, pH < 2

6 months
No EPA 218.2 (D) Chromium by AA Furnace (Dissolved) Filtered and acidified
Polyethylene 1 Pint/ 500 ml Acid Washed HNO3, pH < 2

6 months
No EPA 218.2 (T) Chromium by AA Furnace (Total) Acidified
Polyethylene 1 Pint/ 500 ml Acid Washed HNO3, pH < 2

6 months
No EPA 220.2 (D) Copper by AA Furnace (Dissolved) Filtered and acidified
Polyethylene 1 Pint/ 500 ml Acid Washed HNO3, pH < 2

6 months
No EPA 220.2 (T) Copper by AA Furnace (Total) Acidified
Polyethylene 1 Pint/ 500 ml Acid Washed HNO3, pH < 2

6 months
No EPA 236.2 (D) Iron by AA Furnace (Dissolved) Filtered and acidified
Polyethylene 1 Pint/ 500 ml Acid Washed HNO3, pH < 2

6 months
No EPA 236.2 (T) Iron by AA Furnace (Total) Acidified
Polyethylene 1 Pint/ 500 ml Acid Washed HNO3, pH < 2

6 months
No EPA 239.2 (D) Lead by AA Furnace (Dissolved) Filtered and acidified
Polyethylene 1 Pint/ 500 ml Acid Washed HNO3, pH < 2

6 months
No EPA 239.2 (T) Lead by AA Furnace (Total) Acidified
Polyethylene 1 Pint/ 500 ml Acid Washed HNO3, pH < 2

6 months
No EPA 243.2 (D) Manganese by AA Furnace (Dissolved) Filtered and acidified
Polyethylene 1 Pint/ 500 ml Acid Washed HNO3, pH < 2

6 months
No EPA 243.2 (T) Manganese by AA Furnace (Total) Acidified
Polyethylene 1 Pint/ 500 ml Acid Washed HNO3, pH < 2

6 months
No EPA 245.1(T) Mercury by AA Cold Vapor (Total) Acidified
Polyethylene 1 Pint/ 500 ml Acid Washed HNO3, pH < 2

28 days
No EPA 289.2 (D) Zinc by AA Furnace (Dissolved) Filtered and acidified
Polyethylene 1 Pint/ 500 ml Acid Washed HNO3, pH < 2

6 months
No EPA 289.2 (T) Zinc by AA Furnace (Total) Acidified
Polyethylene 1 Pint/ 500 ml Acid Washed HNO3, pH < 2

6 months
Yes EPA 300.0 Inorganic Anions Filtered 0.45 µm Millipore Polyethylene 1 Pint/ 500 ml

Ice, 4° C
28 days
Yes EPA 325.2 Chloride Filtered 0.45 µm Millipore Polyethylene 1 Pint/ 500 ml

Ice, 4° C
28 days
Yes EPA 350.1 Ammonia, Nitrogen (Dissolved) Filtered 0.45 µm Millipore Polyethylene 1/2 Pint/ 250 ml

Frozen, Dark Leave sufficient head space for freezing sample. 28 days
No EPA 350.2 Ammonia by Distillation and Colorimetry None
Polyethylene


Frozen, Dark
n/p
Yes EPA 351.2 Kjeldahl Nitrogen None
Polyethylene 1/2 Pint/ 250 ml

Frozen, Dark Leave sufficient head space for freezing sample. 28 days
Yes EPA 351.2 (Dissolved) Dissolved Organic Nitrogen Filtered 0.45 µm Millipore Polyethylene 1 Pint

Ice, 4° C
28 days
No EPA 351.3 Nitrogen, Colorimetric None
Polyethylene


Frozen, Dark
n/p
No EPA 353.2 (DWR Modified ) Nitrate, Cd Reduction (frozen to -10ºC) Filtered 0.45 µm Millipore Polyethylene 1 Pint/ 500 ml

Frozen, Dark
28 days
No EPA 353.3 (DWR Modified) Nitrate, Cd Reduction unpreserved oxidized form Filtered 0.45 µm Millipore Polyethylene 1 Pint/ 500 ml

Frozen, Dark
28 days
Yes EPA 365.1 (DWR Modified) DWR Ortho-Phosphate (Dissolved) Filtered 0.45 µm Millipore Polyethylene 1/2 Pint/ 250 ml

Frozen, Dark Holding time longer than 24 hrs, freeze sample. 45 days
Yes EPA 365.4 Phosphorus (Total) None
Polyethylene 1/2 Pint/ 250 ml

Frozen, Dark Leave sufficient head space for freezing sample. 28 days
No EPA 405.1 BOD None
Polyethylene 1/2 Gallon/ 2 Liter

Ice, 4° C
48 hours
No EPA 415.1 (D) Ox Organic Carbon (Dissolved) by wet oxidation Acidified
Glass clear 40 ml vial EPA procedure B H2PO4, pH < 2 Ice, 4° C Bottle Contains Acid. Do not overfill. 28 days
No EPA 415.1 (T) Cmbst Organic Carbon (Total) by Combustion Acidified
Glass clear 40 ml vial EPA procedure B H2PO4, pH < 2 Ice, 4° C Bottle Contains Acid. Do not overfill. 28 days
No EPA 608 Organochlorine Pesticides and PCBs None
Glass, Amber 1 Liter, Teflon Septum Solvent Washed
Ice, 4° C
7 days to extraction, 28days after extraction
Yes Std Method 10200 H Spectrophotometric Determination of Chlorophyll Filtered, Magnesium carbonate Gelman glass fiber Type A/E Manila Envelope


Frozen, Dry Ice Immediately Place Filter in freezer or on Dry Ice 28 days
No Std Method 10200 H (modified) Spectrophotometric Determination of Chlorophyll (Sonication) Filtered, Magnesium carbonate Gelman glass fiber Type A/E Manila Envelope


Frozen, Dry Ice Immediately Place Filter in freezer or on Dry Ice 28 days
Yes Std Method 2540-C Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Filtered 0.45 µm Millipore Polyethylene 1 Pint/ 500 ml

Ice, 4° C
7 days
No Std Method 3111 B Cations by Flame AA Acidified and Filtered for Dissolved fraction 0.45 µm Millipore Polyethylene 1/2 Pint/ 250 ml
H2PO4, pH < 2

6 months
No Std Method 3111 C Metals AA Flame Acidified and Filtered for Dissolved fraction 0.45 µm Millipore Polyethylene

H2PO4, pH < 2

6 months
No Std Method 3114 C Arsenic Acidified and Filtered for Dissolved fraction 0.45 µm Millipore Polyethylene

H2PO4, pH < 2

6 months
No Std Method 3500-As, C Arsenic, Colorimetric Acidified and Filtered for Dissolved fraction 0.45 µm Millipore Polyethylene

H2PO4, pH < 2

6 months
No Std Method 4500-Cl, B Chloride, Titrimetric None
Polyethylene




n/p
Yes Std Method 4500-NO3-F Modified Nitrite, Nitrate (DWR Modified) (Dissolved) Filtered 0.45 µm Millipore Polyethylene 1/2 Pint/ 250 ml

Frozen, Dark Holding time greater than 24 hrs, freeze sample 28 days
No Std Method 4500-P, D Ortho Phosphate, Colorimetric Filtered 0.45 µm Millipore Polyethylene


Frozen, Dark
28 days
Yes Std Method 4500-P, F Ortho-phosphate (Dissolved) Filtered 0.45 µm Millipore Polyethylene 1/2 Pint/ 250 ml

Ice, 4° C
48 hours
No Std Method 4500-Si-D Silica (dissolved) Molybdosilicate method Filtered 0.45 µm Millipore Polyethylene 1 Pint/ 500 ml

Ice, 4° C
28 days
No USGS I-1700-85 Silica (SiO2) None 0.45 µm Millipore Polyethylene 1/2 Pint/ 250 ml

Ice, 4° C
28 days