(a)  This laboratory examines samples of drinking water and other environmental materials for evidence of microbiological, chemical or other contamination. No test will be performed on a sample from an open well or an unprotected spring because such supplies are unsafe to drink regardless of laboratory findings.

(b)  This laboratory examines samples for monitoring man‑made and natural radiochemical levels in air, water, soil, animal and vegetable material, milk and other foods.

(c)  This laboratory examines samples of drinking water, samples from industrial environments and other environmental material for the presence of excess levels of inorganic or organic compounds which are deemed detrimental to human health. Sample containers supplied by this laboratory must be used to collect samples.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑88;

Eff. October 1, 1985;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. December 23, 2017.