Ra-226 – Drinking Water 

Laboratory Fee Schedule

Group: Radiochemistry

Procedure: EZZ0146A

Synonym(s): Ra-226 in Water
Requisition Form G-22
Test Description The determination of Ra-226 in drinking water samples. 
Pre-Approval Needed N/A
Supplemental Information Required N/A
Supplemental Form(s) N/A
Performed on Specimens from (sources) Environmental
Sample/Specimen Type for Testing Potable water, non-potable water.
Minimum Volume/Size Required Hard or soft plastic; 1 gallon + 1 liter
Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping None - Sample must be submitted to the laboratory within 5 days of collection.
Transport Medium N/A
Specimen Labeling Label each bottle with a waterproof marker. Pre-printing labels is acceptable.   Must match information on submission form.
Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements Sample must be submitted to the laboratory within 5 days of collection.
Method SM 7500-RaC
Turn-around Time Sample must be analyzed within 180 days of sample collection. The target sample turnaround time is 120 days from date of receipt.
Interferences/Limitations N/A
Common Causes for Rejection Insufficient quantity, unacceptable specimen type or source, improper shipping conditions, expired media or collection container, discrepancies between specimen label and submission form, incomplete or missing submission form
Additional Information

This test is flagged if the combined gross alpha and radium 228 radioactivity exceeds 5 pCi/L.

This test may be requested as needed.