(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.