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NLS Laboratory Closure Dates Spring/Summer 2017

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

Easter – 14th– 17th April

May Day – 1st May

Spring Bank – 29th May

August Bank – 28th 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
12th April Unable to process BOD Samples. Samples will be stored and run on the 13th April.
13th April Any samples collected by our routine courier service will not be received until the 18th April.
May Day
26th April Unable to process BOD Samples. Samples will be stored and run on the 27th.
28th April Any samples collected by our routine courier service will not be received until the 2nd May
Spring Bank
24th May Unable to process BOD Samples. Samples will be stored and run on the 25th May
26th May Any samples collected by our routine courier service will not be received until the 30th May
August Bank
23rd August Unable to process BOD Samples. Samples will be stored and run on the 24th August
25th August Any samples collected by our routine courier service will not be received until the 29th 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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