(a)  Where the laboratory has the responsibility for microbiological sample collections, the sample collector shall complete a sample report form immediately after each sample is taken. The information on the form includes sample identification number, sample collector's name, time and date of collection, arrival time and date in the laboratory and other information as required.

(b)  Results of microbiological analyses shall be calculated and entered on the sample report form to be forwarded to the Public Water Supply Section of the Division of Environmental Health. A careful check shall be made to verify that each result was entered correctly from the bench sheet and initialed by the analyst.

(c)  A copy of the microbiological sample report form shall be retained by the laboratory for five years. If results are entered into a computer storage system, a printout of the data shall be returned to the laboratory for verification with bench sheets.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑315;

Eff. December 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1996;

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