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TestAmerica Webinar - Relationship of the Field Sampler and the Laboratory

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TestAmerica, the leader in environmental testing, is pleased to announce the second installment in a four part webinar series focusing on data quality and efficiency in environmental laboratory projects.  The Ask the Expert webinar entitled The Relationship of the Field Sampler and the Lab will be presented on Tuesday, March 29 at 1:30 P.M. EST. 
The quality of data generated by a laboratory is highly dependent on the quality of the sample collected in the field.  TestAmerica Expert Patricia McIsaac will lead the discussion focusing on the interactions between the field sampler and the laboratory.  Ms. McIsaac will touch on all aspects of this relationship, from sampling design to collection and laboratory receipt.  The webinar will present guidance on field quality control samples, chain of custody preparation, bottle types, preservatives and holding times as well as packing and shipping instructions.
Patricia McIsaac has 33 years’ experience in the environmental testing industry, including positions in project management, quality assurance and account management.  In her current position as Product Manager, Ms. McIsaac provides business and technical leadership on a variety of topics including dredged materials, sediments, emerging contaminants and the utility sector.  Ms. McIsaac earned her MS degree at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ and her BS degree at Cook College, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.
TestAmerica’s Ask the Expert program provides unmatched access to a nationally recognized panel of more than 30 experts in the environmental field.  For more information on the program, or to register for this upcoming webinar, please visit
About TestAmerica
TestAmerica is the leading environmental testing firm in the United States, with over 80 locations providing innovative technical expertise and comprehensive analytical testing services. Specialty analyses include source, ambient and indoor air, water quality, compliance, desalination, shale gas, specialty organics, emergency response, industrial hygiene, dioxins, drinking water, sediments and tissues, PFCs and emerging contaminants, explosives, Federal/DoD, and radiochemistry and mixed waste testing.
TestAmerica affiliate companies include EMLab P&K, the leader in analytical microscopy and indoor air quality; and TestAmerica Air Emissions Corp. (METCO Environmental), specializing in air emissions testing. TestAmerica currently employs nearly 2,400 professionals dedicated to exceptional service and solutions for our clients’ environmental testing needs.


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