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Standard Operating Procedures and Quality Assurance/Quality Control Protocols

Faculty, staff, and students are responsible for making their own reagents and running the samples. However, the Soil Research Cluster Laboratory has developed and follows standard operating procedures (SOP) and strict quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) protocols. The Laboratory requires the inclusion of quality control samples for all analyses. The QA/QC results shall be shared with the laboratory director. The QA/QC results are used to monitor and evaluate method and instrument/equipment performance. The test procedures can be tailored to meet individual specifications. The individual is however responsible for providing extra supplies or equipment that are unique to the standard application methods. Some field equipment is available for loan (at a fee) with priority given to CSS laboratory clients.