Microbial Source Tracking Sampling Kit Request Form
Please use this form to submit an order for sampling kits. MST Sampling kits contents include
-Plastic Cooler
-500 mL Sterile Sample Bottles
-Zip Bags for Bottles
-Ice Packs
-Packing Tape
-Chain of Custody Form http://sourcemolecular.com/pdfs/custody.PDF
-Sampling Recommendations and Packing Instructions http://sourcemolecular.com/send-samples/
If you have any questions, please call 786-220-0379.
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To whom should we address the shipment?
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Ship to Address
Source Molecular uses FedEx Ground for shipments and cannot ship to a PO Box.
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Contact Email
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Contact Phone Number
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Project Name
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Number of Bottles Requested
Source Molecular's lab can analyze a single sample for multiple source-associated genetic markers. We need one sample for each location from which you want test results.
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Number of Coolers
Source Molecular recommends a hold time of 24 to 48 hours from sample collection. Therefore, you should request a cooler per sampling event planned.
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Estimated Sampling Date
Source Molecular sends MST sampling kits via FedEx Ground and typically takes 1 week from order to delivery. If you anticipate needing kits for sampling to occur in less than 1 week, please call Source Molecular at 786-220-0379.
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Test Limitations Statement (initial to acknowledge)
Source Molecular Corporation’s (SMC) services are comprised of screenings for detectable levels of specific DNA fragments in samples furnished by you. Samples containing detectable levels indicate the presence of the particular bacterial/viral/parasitic strain associated with the specific DNA being tested. SMC uses screening methods and equipment that the scientific community considers to be reliable and effective. In performing services, SMC adheres to a rigorous quality control system that includes screening for false negatives and positives. However, SMC's tests are not infallible and numerous factors beyond SMC's control may affect the accuracy of testing, including, but not limited to: (a) poor sample collection by you; (b) improper handling and transportation of samples prior to their arrival at SMC's facility; (c) the idiosyncratic presence and absence of the bacterial/viral/parasitic strain being tested for from the gut of a particular animal; and (d) the idiosyncratic presence or absence of the particular DNA fragment being tested for from the genome of a particular bacterial/viral/parasitic colony. Due to such factors, SMC neither represents nor warrants that its tests will conclusively establish the presence or absence of bacterial/viral/parasitic contamination in a given water supply. You accept the limitations discussed herein and affirms your understanding that the most reliable way to accurately test for contamination is for you to increase its sample size and screen for a greater variety of DNA fragments.
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Pricing Statement (initial to acknowledge)
Source Molecular reserves the right, at any time hereafter, to reduce or eliminate pricing discounts, and add additional fees as applicable, as a result of, and to offset, any legal costs associated with review/negotiation of your contract forms.
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Reporting Format (initial to acknowledge)
Your sampling kit(s) include a Chain of Custody which will also serves as your analysis request form. Results are reported in a pdf file sent via email. Results can be reported in Presence/Absence or Quantification formats. Examples of the COC form and standard report formats are below. If you would like to discuss alterations to the report formats please call 786-220-0379. Chain of Custody form http://sourcemolecular.com/pdfs/custody.PDF Presence/Absence Report http://sourcemolecular.com/pdfs/human.pdf Quantification Report http://sourcemolecular.com/pdfs/humanquant.pdf
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