Old Type New ASR Description Bottle/Preservation/Shipping instructions
1 ALF ALF Aluminum Foil Freeze, pack in dry ice, ship immediately
2 BGC BGC Bottom Material Glass Chilled 1 L Glass jar, wide-mouth, baked at 450 deg C by laboratory. DO NOT RINSE BOTTLE. Chill and maintain at 4 deg C; ship immediately
3 C-18 C18 C-18 Cartridge See field instructions or http://wwwnwql.cr.usgs.gov/USGS/s2010.html
4 CC CC Container Chilled 500 mL Polypropylene bottle, wide-mouth, Chill and maintain at 4 deg C, ship immediately
5 CHE/CHY CHY CHlorophyll Collect on glass fiber filter. Record volume filtered for phytoplankton; record total area sampled, total volume slurried, and sub-sample volume filtered for periphyton in comments to NWQL place on ASR. Place filter in glass vial or petri dish, cap, and wrap in aluminum foil. Freeze, pack in dry ice; ship immediately
6 LC0076 COD Chemical Oxygen Demand 125 mL Glass bottle, Bottle baked at 450 deg C by laboratory. DO NOT RINSE BOTTLE. Prepare each sample to pH<2 with H2SO4; chill and maintain at 4 deg C: ship immediately
7 CRBPK-B CRB Carbopak-B Cartridge See field instructions or http://wwwnwql.cr.usgs.gov/USGS/s2051.html
8 CU CU Container Untreated 500 mL Polypropylene bottle, wide-mouth, No treatment, preservation or special shipping requirements
9 CUR CUR Container Untreated Radiochemistry 500 mL Polypropylene bottle, wide-mouth, No treatment, preservation or special shipping requirements
10 LC0113 DOC Dissolved Organic Carbon 125 mL Glass bottle, amber, Bottle baked at 450 deg C by laboratory. DO NOT RINSE BOTTLE BUT RINSE FILTER WITH ORGANIC-FREE WATER. Filter sample using supor or glass fiber filter, acidify to pH < 2 with 1 mL of 4.5N sulfuric acid, chill and maintain at 4 deg C; ship immediately. Glass fiber filter may be retained for Total Particulate Carbon or Particulate Inorganic Carbon analysis.
11 FA FA Filtered Acidified 250 mL Polyethylene bottle, acid-rinsed, Filter through 0.45-m filter, use filtered sample to rinse containers and acidify sample with HNO3 to pH < 2
12 FAM FAM Filtered Acidified Mercury 250 mL Glass bottle, acid-rinsed, Filter through 0.45-m filter; use filtered sample to rinse containers and acidify collected sample with 1 ampule of HNO3/K2Cr2O7
13 FAR FAR Filtered Acidified Radiochemistry 1 L Polyethylene bottle, acid-rinsed, Filter through 0.45-m filter and acidify with HNO3 to pH < 2
14 FCA FCA Filtered, Chilled, Acidified 125 mL Brown polyethylene bottle, Filter through 0.45-m filter; use filtered sample to rinse containers, acidify with 1 mL H2S04, chill and maintain at 4 deg C, ship immediately
15 FCC FCC Filtered, Chilled, Container 125 mL Brown polyethylene bottle, Filter through 0.45-m filter; use filtered sample to rinse containers, chill and maintain at 4 deg C, ship immediately
16 LC0880 FCN Filtered Cyanide 250 mL Polyethylene bottle, Filter through 0.45-m filter, using filtered sample to rinse bottles; then add NaOH to pH>12 to collected sample, chill and maintain at 4 deg C; ship immediately
17 FU FU Filtered Unacidified 250 or 500 mL Polyethylene bottle, Filter through 0.45-m filter; use filtered sample to rinse containers
18 none FUS Filtered Untreated Stable isotopes Nitrogen Isotopes: 1 L Polyethylene bottle with poly-seal cap. Filter sample thru 0.45 micron filter, chill and maintain at 4 deg C; ship overnight. Sample must contain a minimum of 0.2mg N. See NWQL Tech Memo 95.05 Carbon C13/C12 and C14: use 500 mL or 1 L glass bottle fitted with Teflon/silicone septum; Filter sample thru 0.45 micron filter, avoid contact with air.
19 GCC GCC Glass Chilled Container 1 L or 125 mL Glass bottle, amber, Bottle baked at 450 deg C by laboratory. DO NOT RINSE BOTTLE. Do not fill bottle beyond shoulder, reagents must be added to the sample at the NWQL before analyses. Chill sample and maintain at 4 deg C; ship immediately.
20 VOA GCV Glass Chilled Vial 40 mL Glass septum vial, amber, DO NOT RINSE VIAL. Completely fill vial with sample to exclude air bubbles. Preserve all volatiles samples except samples for Schedule 1306 by adjusting sample with 1:1 HCl/H2O solution to a pH of 2. If free chlorine is present, first add 25 mg of ascorbic acid to each vial before filling with sample, then fill with sample and adjust the sample to a pH of 2. Protect sample from sunlight, store sample at 4 deg C; ship immediately
21 IQE IQE Invertebrate QMH Elutriate See NWQL Technical Memoranda 98.09
22 IQL IQL Invertebrate QMH Large Rare See NWQL Technical Memoranda 98.09
23 IQM IQM Invertebrate QMH Main Body See NWQL Technical Memoranda 98.09
24 IRE IRE Invertebrate RTH Elutriate See NWQL Technical Memoranda 98.09
25 IRL IRL Invertebrate RTH Large Rare See NWQL Technical Memoranda 98.09
26 IRM IRM Invertebrate RTH Main Body See NWQL Technical Memoranda 98.09
27 RCB MBAS Methylene Blue Active Substances 250 mL Polyethylene bottle, Use unfiltered sample to rinse bottles, then chill collected sample and maintain at 4 deg C; ship immediately Dedicated bottle for labcode 96
28 LC0127 or LC2125 OAG Oil and Grease 1 L Glass bottle, amber, Bottle baked at 450 deg C by laboratory. DO NOT RINSE BOTTLE. Do not fill bottle beyond shoulder, add 2 mL of concentrated sulfuric acid and mix, to adjust pH to <2. Chill sample and maintain at 4 deg C; ship immediately
29 LC0052 or LC2322 PHE Phenols, Unfiltered 500 mL Baked Glass bottle, filled to shoulder. Use unfiltered sample. DO NOT RINSE BOTTLE. Add 1 mL of concentrated sulfuric acid to adjust pH to < 2; If chlorine is suspected in the sample add 100 mg ferrous sulfate ;mix, chill and maintain at 4 deg C; ship immediately
30 none PIC Particulate Inorganic Carbon Filter sample with a glass fiber filter, fold the filter in half and place in an aluminum foil pouch. Place the pouch in a Whirlpak bag; chill to 4 deg C and ship immediately. Please provide volume of sample passed through filter in the comments to NWQL place on the ASR
31 RA RA Raw Acidified 250 mL Polyethylene bottle, acid-rinsed, Use unfiltered sample to rinse bottles, then acidify collected sample with HNO3 to pH < 2
32 RAM RAM Raw Acidified Mercury 250 mL Glass bottle, acid-rinsed, Use unfiltered sample to rinse bottles, then acidify collected sample with 1 ampoule of HNO3/K2Cr2O7
33 RAR RAR Raw Acidfied Radiochemistry 1 L Polyethylene bottle, acid-rinsed, Use unfiltered sample to rinse bottles, then acidify collected sample with HNO3 to pH < 2
34 RCB RCB Raw Chilled Bottle (Color) 250 mL Polyethylene bottle, Use unfiltered sample to rinse bottles, then chill collected sample and maintain at 4 deg C; ship immediately; Dedicated bottle for labcode 20
35 LC0023 or LC1648 RCN Raw Cyanide 250 mL Polyethylene bottle, Use unfiltered sample to rinse bottles; then add NaOH to pH>12 to collected sample, chill and maintain at 4 deg C; ship immediately.
36 RU RU Raw Unacidified 250 or 500 mL Polyethylene bottle, Use unfiltered sample to rinse bottles
37 RUR RUR Raw Untreated Radchem 250 or 500 or 1000 mL Polyethylene bottle, Must use polyseal cap. Use unfiltered sample to rinse bottles; for labcodes 452, 460, 624, and 1565: see NWQL tech memo 95.11 or contact Bob Michel in Menlo Park
38 RUR-CT RURCT Raw Untreated Radchem Copper Tube Copper tube and channel for helium/neon analysis. One-stop shopping stock number n-1230; see NWQL tech memos 97.04 and 97.04S
39 RUR-CV RURCV Raw Untreated Radchem Cocktail Vial 20 mL glass vial filled with 10 mL mineral oil liquid scintillation cocktail. The vials are ordered from One Stop shopping, stock number 1390.
40 RUS RUS Raw Untreated Stable isotope 250 or 500 or 1000 mL Polyethylene bottle, Use unfiltered sample to rinse bottles; Oxygen/deuterium and sulfur isotopes: see NWQL tech memo 95.07 or contact Tyler Coplen; CFC samples: http://water.usgs.gov/lab/cfc/
41 SUR Suspended Untreated Radiochemistry Filter sample, submit filter in vial or petri dish
42 LC0169 SUSO Suspended Solids 250 or 500 mL Polyethylene bottle, Use unfiltered sample to rinse bottles, dedicated bottle for lab code 169
43 TBI TBI Trace element Biological Inorganic Ziplock type bag, glass or poly wide mouth jar, Freeze, pack in dry ice, ship immediately
44 LC0050 TBY Turbidity 125 mL Polyethylene bottle, Use unfiltered sample to rinse bottles, dedicated bottle for lab code 50
45 none TPCN Total Particulate Carbon and Nitrogen Filter sample with a glass fiber filter, fold the filter in half and place in an aluminum foil pouch. Place the pouch in a Whirlpak bag; chill to 4 deg C and ship immediately. Please provide volume of sample passed through filter in the comments to NWQL place on the ASR
46 LC0114 TOC Total Organic Carbon 125 mL Glass bottle, amber, Bottle baked at 450 deg C by laboratory. DO NOT RINSE BOTTLE. Chill sample and maintain at 4 deg C; ship immediately
47 none UAS Ultraviolet Absorbing Substances Filter sample with a supor or a glass fiber filter, put sample in a 40-mL amber glass septum vial (GCV) or 125ml amber glass bottle, chill to 4 deg C, ship immediately
48 WCA WCA Whole Water, Chilled, Acidified 125 mL Plain (translucent) polyethylene bottle, Use unfiltered sample to rinse bottles, acidify with 1 mL of 4.5N (4.5 normal) H2S04, chill and maintain at 4 deg C; ship immediately.