US Sampling Protocols

Groundwater Samples for the United States

Detailed instructions on how to use the bio-flo sampling approach to collect groundwater samples using a variety of pumps (peristaltic preferred, grundfos, air bladder, etc) for MBTs.

Detailed instructions on how to collect groundwater samples in poly bottles for MBTs.

Detailed instructions on how to collect groundwater samples for CSIA

 

Bio-Trap Samplers for the United States

Detailed instructions on how to use the Bio-Trap Samplers for DNA based analyses.

 

Soil/Sediment/Solid samples for the United States

Detailed instructions on how to collect soil/sediment samples for DNA based analyses.

 

Corrosion Sampling Protocols for the United States

MI can analyze almost any type of sample matrix including water, coupons, pipe samples and scrapings, pig run solids, black powder and more. Following are links to pdf files which provide detailed descriptions on how to collect MIC samples.  These same protocols apply for any DNA based assay (QuantArray, NGS, CENSUS (qPCR)).

 

Other Useful Forms for US Shipping

MI US Chain of Custody
A chain of custody (COC) form must be included with each shipment of samples. Please package the COC in a moisture-proof bag and attach on the underside of the cooler lid. Click on the pdf link to obtain a copy of our COC or contact us to have a copy faxed to you.
Soil Import Permit

For convenient shipping of international samples Microbial Insights Inc. holds a soil import permit (#S-4574).

Woman Owned Small Business Certificate

Microbial Insights (MI) is very pleased to announce certification as a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) for the Small Business Administration (SBA) WOSB Federal Contracting Program.  Certification was performed by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the largest third-party certifier of woman owned, controlled and operated businesses in the US.