Submitting Samples

Sample Submission Information

Our expert staff is happy to consult with you regarding the proper packaging, handling or shipping of samples. Please contact us.

CLIENT INFORMATION FORM

AFL requires all new clients to submit a new information form to access all our client services and portals.

> SAMPLE SUBMISSION FORM

Please include this submission form with every sample delivery to ensure testing accuracy.

> SUPPLIES ORDER FORM

To place an order for environmental supplies, please fill out this form and email it to Supplies@afltexas.com

> SAMPLE PACKAGING and SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

These instructions are provided to ensure sample integrity during shipping and receipt, please contact us with any additional questions.

> SCHEDULE COURIER SERVICES

Sample scheduling is available through our scheduling portal. Please note that the pickup will happen after the marked time.

SHIP SAMPLES TO:

ATTN: SAMPLES RECEIVING
860 Greenview Drive
Grand Prairie, Texas 75050-2439

SHIPPING AND HANDLING

Samples should be kept in original packaging to minimize handling, exposure or contamination during shipment. Appropriate containers must be used to ship samples. Perishable items must be enclosed in coolers and shipped via overnight carrier. Non-perishable items may be boxed and shipped for overnight or ground delivery. Please download and include a Sample Submission / Chain of Custody Form with your shipment.

REPORTING RESULTS

Whether you require traditional printed reports via mail or fax, or electronic files delivered via email, AFL will format results to meet your needs. Our staff can also help you understand and interpret the data you recieve.

RECEIVING

When receiving samples, AFL properly documents their receipt and stores the containers under designated temperature or ambient conditions throughout storage and testing. We also have the capability to establish a valid Chain-of-Custody starting at the point of sample collection and adhering to the required standards for handling and reporting. Be sure to include a Sample Submission / Chain of Custody Form with your shipment.

SAMPLE RETENTION AND DISPOSAL

AFL will store samples under designated temperature or ambient conditions for up to 30 days after delivery of the final report. Unless other arrangements are made, samples will be discarded after that time.