Client Forms

Katahdin Analytical Services Sample Acceptance Policy

Katahdin Analytical Services reserves the right to refuse any samples due to any anomalies, discrepancies or non-compliances concerning the receipt and/or analysis of samples. These may include but are not limited to:

  • Insufficient sample volume
  • Insufficient remaining holding time
  • Health or safety risks the samples may pose, including radioactivity
  • Insufficient experience to handle sample or analysis
  • Improper or illegible labeling of samples
  • Improper sample containers
  • Insufficient documentation including sample identification, location, date and time of collection, collector's name, preservation type and any special remarks concerning the sample
  • Damaged, contaminated or inadequately preserved samples

Any decisions to reject samples are made with the client's input.

Chain of Custody>

Katahdin requires that a chain of custody (COC) be utilized for transmittal of samples to the laboratory. Normally, Katahdin provides a COC with bottle orders. As an option, below are links to electronic versions of the COC's. The Environmental COC's are in either Portable Document Format (PDF) or Excel (xls) format. The excel format will allow a client to add text to the COC electronically.

For Food/Microbiology projects the COC's are in either PDF or Word document format. The Word format allows client entry of text.

All services provided by Katahdin Analytical Services, Inc. are governed by our standard terms and conditions except where a signed contractual agreement exists.

Environmental Chain of Custody

Food/Microbiology Chain of Custody

Homeowner Chain of Custody


Bottle Request Form

If you are planning a project, Katahdin encourages you to call one of our project managers to discuss the details of your project.

You also have the option of downloading Katahdin's bottle request form and filling in your analytical bottle requirements. It can be returned to us either via e-mail to your project manager or faxed to us at (207) 775-4029.

Bottle Request Forms