Sample Preservation & Holding Times

Drinking Water - Organics 

ParameterMethodContainerPreservativeHolding Time
     
Herbicide/ Pesticide Residue in Soil/Compost 4 oz glassn/a14 days
Haloacetic AcidsSM 6251B2 x 40 mL amber vial no headspace4 mg Ammonium Chloride28 days
Total Trihalomethane Potentials (THMP)EPA 524.33 x 40 mL amber vial no headspaceAmbient TemperatureASAP
Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM)EPA 524.32 x 40 mL amber vial no headspace25 mg ascorbic acid, 200 mg maleic acid14 days
Dioxin    
DiquatEPA 549500 mL HDPE10 mg Sodium Thiosulfate7 days
EDB/DBCPEPA 504.12 x 40 mL amber vial3 mg Sodium Thiosulfate14 days
EndothallEPA 548.1250 mL amber glass20 mg Sodium Thiosulfate7 days
Petroleum in Soil-HCID WA TPH-HCIDNWTPH-Gx/EPA 80154 oz glassn/a14 days
GlyphosateEPA 54740 mL amber vial3 mg Sodium Thiosulfate14 days
Herbicides Regulated & UnregulatedEPA 515.4250 mL amber glass20 mg Sodium Thiosulfate14 days
Private HerbicideEPA 515.4250 mL amber glassSodium Thiosulfate14 days
Private HerbicideEPA 515.41 L amber glassSodium Thiosulfate14 days
Carbamates Regulated & UnregulatedEPA 531.240 mL amber vial4mg Sodium Thiosulfate / 375mg Potassium Dihydrate Citrate28 days
PetroleumNWTPH-HCID1L amber bottleHCl pH<2, Cool to <4°C7 days
PerchlorateEPA 331.0/6850125 mL HDPECool to <4°C14 days
Chlorinated Pesticides/PCBsEPA 5052 x 40 mL amber vial3 mg Sodium Thiosulfate14 days
(SOC) Haloacetic AcidsSM 6251B2 x 40 mL amber vial4 mg NH4CL14 days
Full SOCMultiple methods  14 days
SOC Pesticide Screen  - WashingtonMultiple methods2 x 1 L amber glass (525.2) and 2 x 40 mL amber vial (505)50 mg Sodium Sulfite, 3 mg Sodium Thiosulfate14 days
SOC Pesticide Screen  - IdahoEPA 525.21 L amber glass50 mg Sodium Sulfite14 days
WA Short SOCs525.2 / 505 / 515.4 / 531.2See methods belowSee methods below14 days
(Phase II SOC) Carbanates Regulated & UnregulatedEPA 531.240 mL amber vial4mg Sodium Thiosulfate / 375mg Potassium Dihydrate Citrate28 days
(Phase II SOC) Chlorinated Pesticides/PCBsEPA 5052 x 40mL amber vial50 mg Sodium Thiosulfate14 days
(Phase II SOC) EDB/DBCPEPA 504.12 x 40 mL amber vial3 mg Sodium Thiosulfate14 days
(Phase II SOC) Herbicides Regulated & UnregulatedEPA 515.4250 mL amber glass20 mg Sodium Thiosulfate14 days
(Phase II SOC) SemivolatilesEPA 525.21 L amber glass50 mg Sodium Sulfite14 days
(Phase V SOC) DiquatEPA 549.2500mL HDPESodium Thiosulfate7 days
(Phase V SOC) EndothallEPA 548.1250 mL amber glassSodium Thiosulfate7 days
(Phase V SOC) GlyphosateEPA 5472 x 40 mL amber vialSodium Thiosulfate14 days
Total Organic Carbon (TOC)SM 5310B2 x 40 mL amber vialH2SO4 or HCl pH<214 days
(VOC) Regulated & Unregulated Full ListEPA 524.33 x 40 mL amber vial25 mg ascorbic acid, 200 mg maleic acid14 days
(VOC) Single Volatile Compound (e.g. TCE or MTBE)EPA 524.33 x 40 mL amber vial25 mg ascorbic acid, 200 mg maleic acid14 days
(VOC) Total Trihalomethanes (Total THM)EPA 524.33 x 40 mL amber vial25 mg ascorbic acid, 200 mg maleic acid14 days
(VOC) Trihalomethanes (THMP)EPA 524.33 x 40 mL amber vialn/a14 days
Regulated & Unregulated Full ListEPA 524.33 x 40 mL amber vial no headspace25 mg ascorbic acid, 200 mg maleic acid14 days
Regulated & Unregulated Full ListEPA 524.33 x 40 mL amber vial no headspace25 mg ascorbic acid, 200 mg maleic acid14 days
Private Volatiles (VOC)EPA 524.33 x 40 mL amber vial no headspace25 mg ascorbic acid, 200 mg maleic acid14 days
Single Volatile Compound (i.e. TCE or MtBE)EPA 524.3/624/82703 x 40 mL amber vial no headspace25 mg ascorbic acid, 200 mg maleic acid14 days

Drinking Water - Inorganics 

Parameter Method Container Preservative Holding Time
Asbestos in Insulation or Tile 100 grams, Ziploc bag (no vermiculite) Cool to <4°C 6 months
Asbestos in Insulation or Tile 100 grams, Ziploc bag (no vermiculite) n/a 6 months
Fluoride EPA 300.0 125 mL HDPE n/a 7 days
Arsenic & Sodium EPA 200.8 / 200.7 125 mL HDPE n/a 6 months
Fluoride EPA 300.0 125 mL HDPE n/a 28 days
Idaho Primary IOC package with cyanide waiver Multiple methods 1 L HDPE n/a 28 days
Idaho Secondary/Optional IOC package Multiple methods 1 L HDPE n/a ASAP
Nitrate EPA 300.0 125 mL HDPE n/a 48 hours
Nitrate/Nitrite EPA 300.0 125 mL HDPE n/a 48 hours
Phase II IOC metals EPA 200.7/200.8 500 mL HDPE n/a 28 days
Phase V IOC Multiple methods 500 mL HDPE n/a 6 months
Alkalinity SM 2320B 125 mL HDPE n/a 14 days
Ammonia SM 4500 NH3-G 125 mL HDPE H2SO4 pH<2 28 days
Anionic Surfactants SM 5540C 250 mL HDPE n/a 48 hours
Anions: (Cl, F or SO4) EPA 300.0 125 mL HDPE n/a 28 days
Anions: (NO2, NO3 or PO4) EPA 300.0 125 mL HDPE n/a 48 hours
Chlorine - Total Residual SM 4500 Cl-G 2 x 40mL clear vial no headspace n/a 15 minutes
Color SM 2120B 125 mL HDPE n/a 48 hours
Conductivity SM 2510B 125 mL HDPE n/a 28 days
Corrosivity - Langlier 1 L HDPE n/a ASAP
Cyanide EPA 335.4/SM 4500-CNE 250mL HDPE NaOH pH > 12 14 days
Hardness EPA 200.7 / SM 2340B 125 mL HDPE HNO# pH <2 6 months
Hydrogen Sulfide 1 L HDPE 1 Tablet NaOH/L + Zn Acetate, pH>9 7 days
Iron EPA 200.7 125 mL HDPE HNO3 pH < 2 6 months
Lead & Copper (Pb/Cu) Rule EPA 200.8 1 L HDPE HNO3 Lab Preserves 6 months
Mercury by CVAFS EPA 245.7/EPA 1631E I L glass or 250 mL fluorinated plastic HCl pH < 2 6 months
Metals (single metals) EPA 200.7/200.8/6010/6020 125 mL HDPE HNO3 pH < 2 6 months
Odor 1 L HDPE n/a ASAP
pH SM 4500 H+B 125 mL HDPE n/a 15 minutes
Phenolics EPA 420.1 1L amber bottle H2SO4 pH<2 28 days
Silica/Silicon - Dissolved Only EPA 200.7 125 mL HDPE n/a 6 months
Surfactants SM 5540C 1 L amber glass n/a 48 hours
TDS SM 2540C 1 L HDPE n/a 7 days
TSS SM 2540D 1 L HDPE n/a 7 days
Turbidity EPA 180.1 125 mL HDPE n/a 48 hours
Washington Complete IOC Multiple methods 2 x 1 L HDPE NaOH for CN in 1L 48 hours
Idaho Complete IOC Multiple methods 1 L HDPE n/a 48 hours
Lead in Paint EPA 6020 10 grams, Ziploc bag Cool to <4°C 6 months
Nitrate EPA 300.0 125 mL HDPE n/a 48 hours
Gross Alpha / Gross Beta EPA 900.0 1 L HDPE HNO3 pH < 2 6 months
Radium-226 / Radium-228 EPA 903.0 / 904.0 1 L HDPE HNO3 pH < 2 6 months
Coliform Bacteria, Nitrate EPA 9223B/EPA 300.0 125 mL HDPE and Sterile 125 mL bottle Sodium Thiosulfate (in Sterile bottle only) 30 hours
Coliform Bacteria, Nitrate, Lead, Arsenic Multiple methods 1 Sterile 125 mL HDPE and 1 125 mL HDPE Sodium Thiosulfate (in Sterile 125 mL HDPE only) 30 hours

Drinking Water - Private Well 

ParameterMethodContainerPreservativeHolding Time
     
Private Well List (with bacteria)Multiple methods125 mL HDPE and Sterile 125 mL bottleCool to <4°C30 hours
Private Well List (without bacteria)Multiple methods125 mL HDPECool to <4°C48 hours

Drinking Water - Microbiology

ParameterMethodContainerPreservativeHolding Time
     
Coliform P/A as CountSM 9223BSterile 125 mL bottleSodium Thiosulfate30 hours
Heterotrophic Plate Counts (HPC)SM 9215BSterile 125 mL bottleSodium Thiosulfate30 hours
Iron Bacteria 125 mL HDPEn/a30 hours
Coliform Presence/AbsenceSM 9223BSterile 125 mL bottleSodium Thiosulfate30 hours
Coliform BacteriaSM 9223BSterile 125 mL HDPESodium Thiosulfate30 hours
Coliform Bacteria - Waste WaterSM 9223BSterile 125 mL HDPESodium Thiosulfate6 hours
BODSM 5210B1 L plasticn/a2 days

Waste Water - Microbiology

MethodContainerPreservativeHolding Time
    
SM9223BPlasticNa2S2O36 Hours
SM9221FPlasticNa2S2O38 Hours
SM9223BPlasticNa2S2O36 Hours
SM9221EPlasticNa2S2O38 Hours
SM9215BPlasticNa2S2O38 Hours
SM9221BPlasticNa2S2O36 Hours
SM9223BPlasticNa2S2O324 Hours

Waste Water - Organics

MethodContainerPreservativeHolding Time
    
EPA 62440mL Amber VialHCl14 Days
HPLC/MS/MS n/a10 Days
EPA 624/826040mL Amber VialHCL14 Days
GC/MS/MSPlastic or glassn/a14 Days
NWTPHD/EPA 8015D1L Amber GlassHCl14 Days
EPA 8141A1L Amber Glassn/a7 Days
WTPHEPHGn/a7 Days
EPA 80951L Amber Glassn/a7 Days
EPA 83301L Amber Glassn/a7 Days
NWTPH-G/EPA 8015D40mL Amber VialHCl14 Days
EPA 8321A250mL Amber Glassn/a14 Days
EPA 8151A1L Amber Glassn/a14 Days
EPA 8015D1L Amber GlassHCl14 Days
HPLC/MS/MS  28 Days
EPA 8081AGn/a7 Days
EPA 8270Dm1L Amber Glassn/a7 Days
EPA 8270D1L Amber Glassn/a7 Days
EPA 8082Gn/a7 Days
EPA 331.0125mL HDPEn/a28 Days
EPA 8270D1L Amber Glassn/a7 Days
EPA 6251L Amber Glassn/a7 Days
EPA 8270D1L Amber Glassn/a7 Days
EPA 8151A1L Amber Glassn/a7 Days
EPA 8081A n/a14 Days
EPA 8270D1L Amber Glassn/a14 Days
EPA 8260B40mL Amber VialHCl14 Days
SM 5310B40mL Clear VialHCl28 Days
EPA 8015D40mL HCL VialHCl14 Days
EPA 8260B40mL HCL VialHCl14 Days
EPA 8260B40mL HCL VialHCl14 Days
EPA 62440mL HCL VialHCl14 Days
N/A  14 Days

Waste Water - Radiochemistry

MethodContainerPreservativeHolding Time
    
EPA 900.01L HDPEHNO3180 Days
EPA 900.01L HDPEHNO3180 Days
EPA 903.01L HDPEHNO3180 Days
EPA 904.01L HDPEHNO3180 Days

Waste Water - Inorganics

Method Container Preservative Holding Time
SM2320B 125mL HDPE n/a 48 Hours
SM4500NH3G 125mL HDPE H2SO4 28 Days
SM 5210B 1 L plastic n/a 2 Days
SM2320B 125mL HDPE n/a 48 Hours
EPA 300.0 125mL HDPE n/a 28 Days
SM3500CR 1 L Plastic n/a 28 Days
SM4500CNG Plastic or glass NaOH 14 Days
SM 2120B 125mL HDPE n/a 7 Days
SM2510B Plastic or glass n/a 7 Days
SM4500CNE 250mL HDPE NaOH 14 Days
SW846 CH7 250mL HDPE NaOH 14 Days
EPA 335.4 250mL HDPE NaOH 14 Days
SM4500CNI 250mL HDPE NaOH 14 Days
EPA 245.7 HNO3 28 Days
EPA 1631e PTFE/Glass HCl / BrCl 180 Days
EPA 200.7/6010B Plastic or glass HNO3 28 Days
EPA 200.8/6020a Plastic or glass HNO3 28 Days
EPA 300.0 n/a 48 Hours
EPA 300.0 n/a 48 Hours
EPA 300.0 n/a 48 Hours
SM4500PF Plastic or glass H2SO4 28 Days
EPA 300.0 n/a 28 Days
SM4500PF Plastic or glass H2SO4 28 Days
SM 5310B 40mL Clear Vial HCl 28 Days
EPA 300.0 125mL HDPE n/a 28 Days
EPA 1664A 1L Amber Glass H2SO4 or HCl 28 Days
EPA 1664 1L Amber Glass H2SO4 or HCl 28 Days
EPA 8015 G n/a 14 Days
EPA 200.7 125mL HDPE HNO3 180 Days
EPA 7471A 28 Days
EPA 245.7 40mL Amber Vial HCl 28 Days
EPA 200.8 125mL HDPE HNO3 180 Days
EPA 1631e PTFE/Glass HCl / BrCl 180 Days
EPA 200.7/6010B Plastic or glass HNO3 180 Days
EPA 200.8 Plastic or glass HNO3 180 Days
SM 4500 NO3F/EPA 353.2 125mL HDPE H2SO4 48 Hours
EPA 300.0 125mL HDPE n/a 48 Hours
SM 4500 NO3F 125mL HDPE H2SO4 28 Days
SM 4500pH-B Plastic or glass n/a 15 Minutes
EPA 420.1 1L Amber Glass H2SO4 28 Days
SM4500PF Plastic or glass 28 Days
EPA 300.0 Plastic or glass n/a 48 Hours
SM4500PF Plastic or glass H2SO4 28 Days
SM 2540C Plastic or glass n/a 7 Days
EPA 160.4 1L HDPE n/a 7 Days
EPA 300.0 Plastic or glass n/a 28 Days
SW846 CH7 250ml HDPE NaOH / ZnAc 7 Days
SM5540C Plastic or glass H2SO4 48 Hours
SM5550B Plastic or glass n/a 28 Days
EPA 245.7 28 Days
EPA 6020A Plastic or glass 14 Days
EPA 6020A n/a 14 Days
EPA 6020A Plastic or glass 14 Days
SM4500NORGC 125mL HDPE H2SO4 28 Days
N/A Plastic or glass HNO3 14 Days
SM4500PF 125mL HDPE H2SO4 28 Days
SM4500CLG 44 mL VOA Vial n/a 15 Minutes
SM5560C Plastic or glass n/a 14 Days
EPA 180.1 Plastic or glass n/a 48 Hours

Soils / Solids - Microbiology

MethodContainerPreservativeHolding Time
    
SM9221FPlasticn/a24 Hours
SM9221EPlasticn/a24 Hours
SM9215BPlasticn/a24 Hours
SM9221BPlasticn/a24 Hours

Soils / Solids - Organics

MethodContainerPreservativeHolding Time
    
EPA 8260BGlassCool to 4°C14 Days
HPLC/MS/MSPlastic or glassCool to 4°C10 Days
EPA 8260BGlassCool to 4°C14 Days
EPA 8318GlassCool to 4°C28 Days
GC/MS/MSPlastic or glassCool to 4°C28 Days
NWTPH-DX/EPA 8015DGlassCool to 4°C14 Days
EPA 331.04oz glass jarCool to 4°C14 Days
EPA 8141A Cool to 4°C7 Days
WTPHEPHGlassCool to 4°C14 Days
EPA 8096GlassCool to 4°C14 Days
EPA 8330GlassCool to 4°C14 Days
NWTPH-GX/EPA 8015DGlassCool to 4°C14 Days
HPLC/MS/MSGlassCool to 4°C28 Days
EPA 8151AGlassCool to 4°C14 Days
EPA 8015D Cool to 4°C14 Days
HPLC/MS/MS Cool to 4°C28 Days
EPA 8081AGlassCool to 4°C14 Days
EPA 8270Dm/EPA 8141GlassCool to 4°C14 Days
EPA 8270D1L Amber GlassCool to 4°C7 Days
EPA 8082GlassCool to 4°C14 Days
EPA 68508 OZ JARCool to 4°C14 Days
EPA 625GlassCool to 4°C7 Days
GC/FID Cool to 4°C7 Days
EPA 8270CMOD Cool to 4°C14 Days
EPA 8270CMOD Cool to 4°C7 Days
HPLC Cool to 4°C14 Days
EPA 8321A Cool to 4°C14 Days
EPA 8015D Cool to 4°C14 Days
EPA 8270D1L Amber GlassCool to 4°C7 Days
EPA 8151A Cool to 4°C14 Days
EPA 8082 Cool to 4°C14 Days
EPA 8081A Cool to 4°C14 Days
EPA 8270D Cool to 4°C14 Days
EPA 8260B Cool to 4°C14 Days
EPA 8260BGlassCool to 4°C14 Days

Soils / Solids - Inorganics

MethodContainerPreservativeHolding Time
    
SM2320BPlastic or glassCool to 4°C48 Hours
SM4500NH3GPlastic or glassCool to 4°C28 Days
EPA 9081Plastic or glassCool to 4°C28 Days
EPA 300.0Plastic or glassCool to 4°C28 Days
SM4500CNGPlastic or glassCool to 4°C14 Days
ASTM G57A Cool to 4°C7 Days
SW846 CH7Plastic or glassCool to 4°C14 Days
EPA 335.4/EPA 9012BPlastic or glassCool to 4°C14 Days
EPA 9012B Cool to 4°C14 Days
SM4500CNEPlastic or glassCool to 4°C14 Days
SM4500CNIPlastic or glassCool to 4°C14 Days
EPA 300.0PlasticCool to 4°C28 Days
EPA 1664AGlassCool to 4°C28 Days
EPA 1664GlassCool to 4°C28 Days
EPA 8015GlassCool to 4°C14 Days
SM3500 CrD Cool to 4°CDays
EPA 7471A Cool to 4°C28 Days
EPA 6020APlastic or glassCool to 4°C180 Days
EPA 200.7/6010B Cool to 4°C180 Days
EPA 6020APlastic or glassCool to 4°C180 Days
SM 4500 NO3FPlastic or glassCool to 4°C48 Hours
EPA 300.0Plastic or glassCool to 4°C48 Hours
EPA 300.0Plastic or glassCool to 4°C28 Days
SM 4500 NO3FPlastic or glassCool to 4°C28 Days
SM 4500 NO3FPlastic or glassCool to 4°C48 Hours
EPA 300.0Plastic or glassCool to 4°C48 Hours
EPA 9045Plastic or glassCool to 4°CASAP
EPA9065GlassCool to 4°C28 Days
EPA 300.0Plastic or glassCool to 4°C48 Hours
SM4500PFPlastic or glassCool to 4°C48 Hours
SM2540DPlastic or glassCool to 4°C7 Days
EPA 245.7 Cool to 4°C28 Days
EPA 6020APlastic or glassCool to 4°C14 Days
EPA 300.0Plastic or glassCool to 4°C28 Days
EPA 9031 Cool to 4°CDays
SW846 CH7 Cool to 4°CDays
SM5540CPlastic or glassCool to 4°C48 Hours
SM5540CPlastic or glassCool to 4°C48 Hours
N/A Cool to 4°C14 Days
EPA 245.7 Cool to 4°C14 Days
EPA 6010B Cool to 4°C180 Days
EPA 6020APlastic or glassCool to 4°C14 Days
EPA 6010B Cool to 4°C180 Days
SM4500NORGCPlastic or glassCool to 4°C28 Days
N/A Cool to 4°C14 Days
SM4500PFPlastic or glassCool to 4°C28 Days
SM2540G Cool to 4°C28 Days
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