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Alpha's Thanksgiving Schedule

by Catherine Weber

Thanksgiving 2020-1In an effort to assist you with your project schedules during the upcoming holiday season, please note that our laboratory will be closed and will not be accepting samples on the following dates: 

Thursday, November 26 & Friday, November 27

Lab Closed

 In an effort to allow our customers and our employees time with family and friends, we kindly request that all courier requests on November 25th be scheduled for no later than noon. Please note that if your office and or site location is in upstate New York or the D.C. Metro area, we kindly request that any courier requests be scheduled no later than 10:30 am. For your convenience, we are operating under our normal courier schedule on Tuesday, November 24th.

 Due to this schedule, samples for the following tests should not be accepted on the dates indicated below.  Please assist us by adhering to the following schedule or contact us to make special arrangements.

We will not accept on the following days: 

Saturday, November 21 & Sunday, November 22, 2020:


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

  • Microbiology of the following analyses: MPN or Plate Count
  • Formaldehyde

Wednesday November 25, 2020

  • Microbiology 
  • Formaldehyde
  • NO3-300
  • Chlorophyll-A, Chlorophyll-A-446


  • We will not be accepting Tedlar bags on November 24 & 25  

Volatiles / Other Important Sample Schedule Notes 

  • We will not be accepting NJ 8260 SPLP samples on Tuesday & Wednesday, November 24th & 25th 
  • We will not be accepting any Encore samples on Tuesday & Wednesday, November 24th & 25th and recommend using Terracore's for all field activity during the week of November 23rd
  • We will not be accepting Acrolein samples by Method 624 on Wednesday, November 25th. 


Metals Samples Requiring Filtration

Accepted only at the Westboro facility on Wednesday, November 25th 

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