Directions for Submitting a Water Sample for Testing

If you are looking to submit a water sample for testing, then you’ve come to the right place. Below are the forms and information needed to collect and submit your sample to the Aquatic Diagnostics Laboratory. If you have any questions or to schedule a sample drop off, please feel free to contact Brittany Chesser, Lead Diagnostic Scientist, at brittany.chesser@tamu.edu, Katie Bradshaw, ADL Administrative Coordinator, at kathrine.bradshaw@tamu.edu, or Dr. Todd Sink, Director of the lab, at his email todd.sink@tamu.edu.

All completed forms (below) must be submitted to Katie Bradshaw, ADL Administrative Coordinator, at kathrine.bradshaw@tamu.edu.

Work Order Form
This form is required before (email or fax) or at the time of sample delivery (hand deliver or in shipping package). Testing and diagnostics cannot be started until this form is completed. Failure to provide the Work Order form or incomplete forms will result in delays in the processing of samples. Please ensure that contact information is accurate. All completed forms must be submitted to Katie Bradshaw, ADL Administrative Coordinator, at kathrine.bradshaw@tamu.edu.

External Customer Information Form
This form is required for the new University payment system, and must be submitted before or at the time of sample delivery due to changes in University policy. Testing and diagnostics cannot be started until this form is completed. Failure to provide the External Customer Information form or incomplete forms will result in delays in the processing of samples. Select “Extension” when completing this form. All completed forms must be submitted to Katie Bradshaw, ADL Administrative Coordinator, at kathrine.bradshaw@tamu.edu.

How to Take a Water Sample
This how-to guide provides detailed instructions on how to collect a water sample for submission to the Aquatic Diagnostics Laboratory. Please review these directions prior to collection. Water analyses may not be accurate if the sample is taken incorrectly.

Understanding Water Quality Reports
Each water analysis processed results in a detailed Water Chemistry Report provided to the client. This guide provides more detailed information to better understand the Water Chemistry Report and what the water chemistry means for fish. The Spanish version is available at: Para la versión en español, haga clic aquí.

How Much Will Lab Tests Cost?
The Aquatic Diagnostic Laboratory performs diagnostic tests at cost.  Associated fees recovers only costs for the labor and diagnostic materials, so there is no mark up to the client. Please visit this page for details regarding the current fees and forms of payments.

 

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