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Data Package Preparation

The Pittsburgh Laboratory offers various levels of data deliverables. Depending upon the specific data validation requirements of a project, customers can select from one of the following packages or contact us to formulate a project specific package:

Level I Data Package

Includes the following information:

  • Cover Letter
  • Case Narrative
  • Result Summary Tables (including MDC/MDL and uncertainty values where appropriate)
  • Blank Results

Level II Data Package

For Metals / Chemistry / Gross α/β / C-14 / H-3 includes Level I Data Package information plus:

  • Laboratory Control Sample Results
  • Duplicate Sample Results
  • Spike Sample Results

For Gamma Spec / α-isotopic / β--isotopic (Fe, Ni, Tc, Pu-241) / LEPS (I-129) includes Level I Data Package information plus:

  • Laboratory Control Sample Results
  • Duplicate Sample Results

Level III Data Package

Includes Level II Data Package information plus:

Metals Chemistry Gamma Spectroscopy Gas Proportional Counter Liquid Scintillation Counter Alpha Spectroscopy Alpha Scintillation
Raw Instrument Printouts of Costumoer Sample Data
(IC)
Raw Calibration Data - ICAL., ICB, ICV, CCB, CCV
(IC)
Calculation Forms
Prep Logs
Run Logs
Bench Sheets
(Gen. Chem)
Daily Efficiency Checks
Daily Background Checks
Daily X 2
Monthly Efficiency Checks
Monthly Background Checks
Weekly Energy Checks
Daily Pulser Checks
Quarterly Cell Constant

Level IV Data Package

(Not available for general chemistry and alpha scintillation)

Includes Level III Data Package Information plus:

Metals Chemistry Gamma Spectroscopy Gas Proportional Counter Liquid Scintillation Counter Alpha Spectroscopy Alpha Scintillation
US EPA CLP forms
Initial calibration data
Calibration standard certifications and dilution worksheets
Initial calibration data (efficiency, energy, FWHM)
Background subtraction spectrum
Instrument performance assessment control charts
Annual efficiency checks
Annual attenuation curve
Monthly long background checks
Annual quench curves
Initial calibration data (FWHM, slope, offset, efficiency)