Groundwater

Inorganic Parameters

Tests Method Container Type Hold Time Preservation Locations Available
Bromide 300.0 P,G 28 days None Required TN, LA
Bromide 9056 P,G 28 days None Required TN, LA
Chloride 300.0 P,G 28 days None Required TN, LA
Chloride 9056 P,G 28 days Cool, <=6C TN, LA
Chromium, Hexavalent (Colormetric) 3500-Cr B P,G 28 days Cool, <=6C / NaOH pH of 9 TN, LA, MS
Chromium, Hexavalent (Colormetric) 7196A P,G 24 hours Cool, <=6C TN, LA
Conductance (Specific) 2510B P,G 28 days Cool, <=6C TN, LA
Conductance (Resistivity) 2510B P,G 28 days Cool, <=6C TN, LA
Cyanide, Total 9010B P,G 14 days Cool, <=6C / NaOH pH>12 TN
Fluoride (without Distillation) 4500FB P,G 28 days Cool, <=6C TN
Fluoride 300.0 P,G 28 days None Required TN, LA
Fluoride 9056 P,G 28 days Cool, <=6C TN, LA
Hardness by Calculation (Ca, Mg) 200.7 / 2340B P,G TN
Hardness by Calculation (Ca, Mg) 6010B / 2340B P,G 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN, LA
Nitrogen-Nitrate 300.0 P,G 48 hours Cool, <=6C TN, LA
Nitrogen-Nitrate 353.2 P,G 48 hours Cool, <=6C TN, MS
Nitrogen-Nitrate 9056 P,G 48 hours Cool, <=6C TN, LA
Nitrogen-Nitrate 9056 P,G TN, LA
Nitrogen-Nitrite 300.0 P,G 48 hours Cool, <=6C TN, LA
Nitrogen-Nitrite 9056 P,G 48 hours Cool, <=6C TN, LA
Phenol - Total Colormetric 9065 G 28 days Cool, <=6C / H2SO4 pH<2 TN
Ortho Phosphate by IC 300.0 P,G 48 hours Cool, <=6C TN
Ortho Phosphate by IC 9065 P,G 48 hours Cool, <=6C TN
Silica 200.7 P 28 days Cool, <=6C TN, MS
Specific Conductance 2510B P,G 28 days Cool, <=6C TN, LA
Specific Conductance 9050A P,G 28 days Cool, <=6C TN, LA
Sulfate 300.0 P,G 28 days Cool, <=6C TN, LA
Sulfate 9056 P,G 28 days Cool, <=6C TN, LA
Sulfide 9030B P,G 7 days Cool, <=6C / zinc acetate + NaOH pH>9 TN
Total Organic Carbon (TOC) - Water 5310D G 28 days Cool, <=6C / HCl pH<2 TN, LA
Total Organic Carbon (TOC) - Water 5310D G 28 days Cool, <=6C / HCl pH<2 TN, LA
Total Organic Halides (TOX) 9020B G 28 days Cool, <=6C / H2SO4 pH<2 TN
Turbidity 2130B P,G 48 hours Cool, <=6C TN, LA
Turbidity 180.1 P,G 48 hours Cool, <=6C TN, MS

Organic Parameters

Tests Method Container Type Hold Time Preservation Locations Available
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) 8260B 40ml Vial 14 days Cool, <=6C / HCl pH<2 TN
Semi-Volatile Organics (SVOCs/BNAs) 8270C Amber Liter 7/40 days Cool, <=6C TN
Acid (Phenolic) Fraction 8270C Amber Liter 7/40 days Cool, <=6C TN
Base/Neutral Fraction 8270C Amber Liter 7/40 days Cool, <=6C TN
Polynuclear/Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) 8270C Amber Liter 7/40 days Cool, <=6C TN
Polynuclear/Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) 8270C SIM Amber Liter 7/40 days Cool, <=6C TN
Polynuclear/Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) 8270C LV Amber Liter 7/40 days Cool, <=6C TN
BTEX 8260B 40ml Vial 14 days Cool, <=6C / HCl pH<2 TN
BTEX w MTBE and/or Naphthalene 8260B 40ml Vial 14 days Cool, <=6C / HCl pH<2 TN
TPH - Gasoline Range Organics 8015B 40ml Vial 14 days Cool, <=6C / HCl pH<2 TN
TPH - Diesel Range Organics/Waste Oil 8015B Amber Liter 7/40 days Cool, <=6C / HCl pH<2 TN, LA
TPH - LA (Bio TPH) 8015B TN, LA
TPH - Fingerprint 8015B Amber Liter 7/40 days Cool, <=6C / HCl pH<2 TN
Organochlorine Pesticides 8081A Amber Liter 7/40 days Cool, <=6C TN
PCBs 8082 Amber Liter 7/40 days Cool, <=6C TN
Organochlorine Pesticides/PCBs 8081A/8082 Amber Liter 7/40 days Cool, <=6C TN
Organophosphorous Pesticides 8270C Amber Liter 7/40 days Cool, <=6C TN
Chlorinated Herbicides 8151A Amber Liter 7/40 days Cool, <=6C TN
PCBs (Transormer Oil) 8082 4oz 1 Year None Required TN
PCBs (Wipe Samplesl) 8082 Ghost Wipe 1 Year None Required TN
EDB/DBCP micro extraction 8011 40ml Vial 14 days Cool, <=6C TN
Non-Halogenated (e.g. Alcohols, glycols…) 8015B 40ml Vial 14 days Cool, <=6C TN

Metals - ICP/FLAA/CV

Tests Method Container Type Hold Time Preservation Locations Available
Aluminum 200.7 / 6010B Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Antimony 200.7 / 6010B Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Arsenic 200.7 / 6010B Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Barium 200.7 / 6010B Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Beryllium 200.7 / 6010B Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Boron 200.7 / 6010B Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Cadmium 200.7 / 6010B Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Calcium 200.7 / 6010B Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Chromium Total 200.7 / 6010B Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Cobalt 200.7 / 6010B Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Copper 200.7 / 6010B Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Iron 200.7 / 6010B Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Lead 200.7 / 6010B Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Magnesium 200.7 / 6010B Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Manganese 200.7 / 6010B Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Mercury (Water) 245.1 / 7470A Plastic 28 days HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Molybdenum 200.7 / 6010B Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Nickel 200.7 / 6010B Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Phosphorous 200.7 / 6010B Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Potassium 200.7 / 6010B Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Potassium 200.7 / 6010B Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 LA
Selenium 200.7 / 6010B Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Silver 200.7 / 6010B Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Sodium 200.7 / 6010B Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Strontium 200.7 / 6010B Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Thallium 200.7 / 6010B Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Tin 200.7 / 6010B Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Titanium 200.7 / 6010B Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Vanadium 200.7 / 6010B Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Zinc 200.7 / 6010B Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN

Metals - ICP-MS

Tests Method Container Type Hold Time Preservation Locations Available
Aluminum 200.8 / 6020A Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Antimony 200.8 / 6020A Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Arsenic 200.8 / 6020A Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Barium 200.8 / 6020A Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Beryllium 200.8 / 6020A Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Boron 200.8 / 6020A Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Cadmium 200.8 / 6020A Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Calcium 200.8 / 6020A Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Chromium Total 200.8 / 6020A Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Cobalt 200.8 / 6020A Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Copper 200.8 / 6020A Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Iron 200.8 / 6020A Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Lead 200.8 / 6020A Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Magnesium 200.8 / 6020A Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Manganese 200.8 / 6020A Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Molybdenum 200.8 / 6020A Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Nickel 200.8 / 6020A Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Phosphorous 200.8 / 6020A Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Potassium 200.8 / 6020A Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Selenium 200.8 / 6020A Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Silver 200.8 / 6020A Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Sodium 200.8 / 6020A Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Strontium 200.8 / 6020A Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Thallium 200.8 / 6020A Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Tin 200.8 / 6020A Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Titanium 200.8 / 6020A Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Vanadium 200.8 / 6020A Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN
Zinc 200.8 / 6020A Plastic 6 months HNO3 to pH<2 TN

8 RCRA Metals
As, Ba, Cd, Cr, Pb, Hg, Se, Ag

13 Priority Pollutant Metals
Sb, As, Be, Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, Hg, Ni, Se Ag, Tl, Zn

28 TAL Metals
Ag, Al, As, Ba, Be, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Ni, Pb, Sb, Se, Tl, V, Zn


7/40 days - 7 days to extraction, 40 days to anlaysis from extraction

Methods are subject to change.

Container Type/Holding Time/ Preservation is for information use only. Refer to 40 CFR par 136 for the most current requirements.