Session #9: Get Cultured! What Happens to your Micro Sample when it Arrives at the Lab
Expires Wed May 26, 2021.
It’s routine to collect and submit samples to the lab. But do you know why the lab requires everything that they do including a completed Chain of Custody, specific bottle types and preservatives and all within a certain timeframe and temperature range? What goes on behind that “Warning Biohazard!” sign and what are all those people in lab coats doing? Learn what happens to your microbiology samples from the time they arrive at the lab to time you receive your Final Report.
At the completion of this one-hour OJT session, participants will be able to demonstrate the following:
- Understand and properly fill out the lab issued Chain of Custody (Request for Laboratory Services).
- Understand the sample requirements for various analytical tests (bottle type/volume/preservative/holding time).
- Why aseptic technique is so important in microbiological sample collection.
- Understand the process that microbiological samples go through in the lab and the associated quality control.
- Understand the Final Report (test results/codes and detection limits).
Our Facilitator is Angela Stott is the Branch Manager at the SGS London Laboratory and is responsible for day to day operations at that facility. After more than 20 years in the environmental laboratory industry, she has experience in the fields of microbiology, analytical chemistry, regulatory compliance, project management and internal auditing. Angela holds a Diploma in Environmental Technology from Fanshawe College and a Degree in Environmental Science from Western.
These 1-hour virtual sessions are offered every alternate Thursday starting at 2:00 pm. Sessions are complimentary to all OMWA members and the fee for non-members is $30.00 CAD plus HST per person per session.
If you have any specific questions regarding this OJT session, please feel free to submit them when you register and we will provide them to the workshop facilitator.
The OMWA will provide a certificate recognizing participation in these On the Job Training sessions.
Attendance may also qualify as a Continuing Knowledge Activity for the PEO PEAK program