Soil/Sediment/Solid Matrix Organics

Analyte
Method
Sample Quantity1,2
Container Type
Preservation
Hold Time
Volatiles by GC/MS SW846 8260C * * * 14 days
Semivolatiles by GC/MS SW846 8270D 30 grams glass/Teflon cool 4ºC 14 days ext./ 40 days analysis
Organochlorine Pesticides by GC/ECD SW846 8081B 30 grams glass/Teflon cool 4ºC 14 days ext./ 40 days analysis
Herbicides by GC/ECD SW846 8151A 30 grams glass/Teflon cool 4ºC 14 days ext./ 40 days analysis
Diesel Range Organics by GC/FID SW846 8015D Modified 30 grams glass/Teflon cool 4ºC 14 days ext./ 40 days analysis
PCBs by GC/ECD SW846 8082A 30 grams glass/Teflon cool 4ºC 14 days ext./ 40 days analysis
TPPH by GC/MS SW846 8260C * glass/Teflon cool 4ºC 14 days
TPH (GRO) (C5-C10) Utah by GC/MS SW846 8260C * glass/Teflon cool 4ºC 14 days
TPH (DRO) (C11-C15) by GC/MS SW846 8260C * glass/Teflon cool 4ºC 14 days
TPH (DRO) Utah by GC/PID&FID SW846 8015D Modified 30 grams glass/Teflon cool 4ºC 14 days
VOA TPH Fractionation by GC/MS (Utah) SW846 8260C * glass/Teflon cool 4ºC 14 days
SVOA TPH Fractionation by GC/MS (Utah) SW846 8270D 30 grams glass/Teflon cool 4ºC 14 days ext./ 40 days analysis
TPH (DRO) Non-Utah SW846 8015D Modified 30 grams glass/Teflon cool 4ºC various
* If sampling by method 5030 (not preferred) collect the sample in a 4 oz. glass jar with no headspace then cool to 4ºC.
* If sampling by method 5035 (preferred) collect a 5 gram sample for low level analysis in each of 3 – 40ml glass VOA vials with Teflon lined septa then freeze the samples ASAP. For high level analysis collect a 10 gram sample in each of two preweighed 40 ml VOA vials that have 10 ml of methanol already in the vial then cool to 4ºC.
1 – This does not include the volume necessary to perform MS/MSD analyses. Include additional sample (normally 3 times the quoted volume or mass) for each sample requiring an MS/MSD. This extra sample volume should always be included for at least one sample in sample sets of 5 or greater. Contact the laboratory for more information.
2 – For reporting results in dry weight a total solid analysis must be included. Be sure to collect a sample for total solids.