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NLS Laboratory Closure Dates Spring/Summer 2018

The National Laboratory Service will be closed for the following Bank Holidays in Spring and Summer:

Easter – 30th March to 2nd April

May Day – 7th May

Spring Bank – 28th May

August Bank Holiday – 27th August

On these days, the laboratory will be closed. No analysis, customer service, registration or courier services will be available. These days will not be counted within sample turnaround times.

In addition, the following restrictions to service will apply:

Easter  
26th March Unable to process BOD Samples. Samples will be stored and run on the 29th March
29th March Any samples collected by our routine courier service will not be received until the 3rd April
May Day  
1st May Unable to process BOD Samples. Samples will be stored and run on the 3rd May
4th May Any samples collected by our routine courier service will not be received until the 8th May
Spring Bank  
22nd May Unable to process BOD Samples. Samples will be stored and run on the 24th May
25th May Any samples collected by our routine courier service will not be received until the 29th May
August  
21st August Unable to process BOD Samples. Samples will be stored and run on the 23rd of August
24th August Any samples collected by our routine courier service will not be received until the 28th August.

 

Please consider the impact of the closure dates on analytical stability times before submitting samples. Samples submitted immediately before a Bank Holiday period may incur additional delays to the starting of analysis while the laboratory is closed which could result in deviating sample comments being applied to your results. This will be of specific importance to analysis with short stability periods such as Microbiology, BOD, Nutrients, Chlorophyll, and Volatile Organics.

If you have any questions over the services available on or around the Bank Holidays or how your samples may be affected please contact the Customer Service Team on 0800 092 0786 or at info@natlabs.co.uk

 

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