TEST RESULT INTERPRETATION
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The Little Black Box
A common misconception for most laboratories is a laboratory puts one sample in a box and obtains immense amounts of data within an hour. Unlike on our beloved TV shows and movies, that is not the case. Every sample is treated uniquely based on it’s matrix and analysis requested. Samples take time to prep for analysis, have a very specific time set to analyze the sample, and then is followed by quality assurance review from analysts and managers. For example, a Bac-T analysis may take close to 24 hours to complete the entire process however a RadChem analysis could take up to several weeks based on the requirements of the test method.
The SELS does not regulate or enforce drinking water compliance. Nor do we work with other agencies or divisions if a PWS is out of compliance or receives hits on samples. SELS works in the same capacity as other laboratories in which we only report results to Drinking Water Watch. However, we will notify customers if MCL violations affect acute health as a service we provide.
Private Citizen Questions
Public Water Supply Questions
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- Arsenic, Chromium, Selenium, and Uranium in Private Drinking Water Wells in the Garber Wellington/Central Oklahoma Aquifer
- Blue-Green Algae
- Day Care Sampling Guidance
- Disinfection of Individual Water Wells
- DEQ Fish Consumption Guidance for Mercury
- Home Water Testing
- Inorganic Chemicals and Metals
- Lead in Drinking Water
- Legionnaires Disease, Pontiac Fever, Legionellosis and Legionella
- Oklahoma Kill Response Team (OKRMT)
- Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis
- Private Well Analysis
- Real Estate Lender or Loan Transaction Sampling Guidance
- Significance of Iron and Manganese in Drinking Water
- Synthetic Organic Chemicals (SOCs)
- Volatile Organic Chemicals