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Sample Submission Guidelines

  • Approval is required to submit samples to the laboratory.  Contact 406-994-3383 to obtain approval before shipping any sample(s) to the laboratory. 
  • Complete the Pesticide Sample Submission Form 
  • Provide all information requested
  • Ensure each sample submitted is uniquely identified
  • Sample turn around time is dependent on the laboratory workload and the number of tests requested; typically 3-4 weeks.

 

Sample Size

  • Vegetation: gallon size Ziploc bag ~ 3/4 full
    • Do not include soil or roots
  • Water: ~2x500mL amber glass bottles 2/3 full
  • Soil: ~ 2 to 3 cups in a secure container
    • Note: Out of state customers submitting soil to Montana must complete the following:
  • Other: Contact the laboratory

 

Shipping

  • Freeze soil and vegetation samples prior to shipping
  • Refrigerate water samples prior to shipping
  • We do not accept samples that have deteriorated or become compromised
  • Ship OVERNIGHT on ice or blue ice in a cooler so samples remain refrigerated during shipment
  • Ship Monday - Thursday so that samples arrive on a weekday
  • DO NOT SHIP ON FRIDAY OR BEFORE A HOLIDAY

 

Sample Security

  • A sample security report is available for regulatory or litigation situations and costs an additional $25/sample
  • Notify the laboratory of sample security by checking the box located on the sample submission form

 

 

 
 

Contacts

 

Heidi Hickes
Laboratory Bureau Chief
Montana State University

McCall Hall
Bozeman, MT  59717
phone: (406) 994-3383
E-mail: hhickes@mt.gov

 

Published: May 10, 2012 10:58:00 AM MDT.
Last Modified: December 15, 2014 9:00:27 AM MST