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The Environmental Organic Chemistry Unit analyzes various sample matrices, such as water and soil for a variety of organic chemicals. Eligible submitters include health departments and certain governmental agencies. In general, all water samples should be taken in one (1) liter amber bottles or 40mL glass vials supplied by the Laboratory.
Organic analyses are diverse in nature and vary greatly in complexity and analytical requirements. It is difficult to state precisely when a report for a particular test will be completed. Some samples may receive priority treatment because of a critical health concern, an imminent hazard in the workplace, the instability of a particular sample, or other factors. Generally, results are complete within three weeks of the sample collection date. Public and private water system laboratory reports are held for five years and then destroyed.
The North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health has upgraded its website reporting portal to enhance protection of health related information.
Results for environmental samples reported by the NCSLPH are not considered HIPPA protected documents. To access this data click the Continue button and you will be directed to the webpage where results can be viewed and printed.