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Q10950 - INFO: Test Setup
 

Used to maintain the list of tests (analytes) your lab performs.  Samples are scheduled with tests from this list.

        

BUTTONS

Move to the first record in the list.

Move to the previous record.

Move to the next record.

Move to the last record.

Browse list of tests to move to a particular test record.

Used to add a new test.

Deletes the currently displayed test. 

Creates a copy of the current test (record) and moves to the new copied record. 

Display active records.  See Understanding Active/Inactive records.

Display inactive records.

Display all records.

Save changes to the current record and exit Test Setup.

Displays the Add Tests from Library form allowing selection from a predefined list of common tests to be added. 

Exit the form.  Changes to the current record are not saved.

 

FIELDS:

Name:  Name or type of test (analyte) to be run. Example: BOD,TSS, Nitrates, Fecal, etc...

Description:  A brief description of the test.

Analysis Method:  The method used for the test.  See Method Setup.

Prep Method:  Methods taken to prepare this sample.

Acronym: A short name for the test. 

Basis: The basis is used to further specify the Parameter being measured.  Examples are L - Dissolved, N - Total Recoverable, U - Percent Removal.   Typically used with CIWQS reporting.


 

MISC.

Storet:  The US EPA Storet code that identifies the analysis or measurement of the variable.  Click the ... button to browse a list of standard EPA Storet Codes.

Analyte Code: The Analyte Code (SDWIS/CMDP Id) for the variable. Use the ... button to browse a list the list of Analyte Codes

CAS# CAS Number that idenfities the compound test is for.

Lab Section The Lab Section for the test. 

Default Max Hold Time (hrs): Number of hours sample can be held before it is run.

Cost: Test Cost.  Will be used to calculate total sample cost.

 

FORMAT

Significant Figures:  Number of Significant Figures values should be reported to.  NOTE: This field is for information only and is not used to format results in reports, graphs, etc...

Method Detection Limit:  The MDL for the test. NOTE: This field is for information only and is not used to format results in reports, graphs, etc...

Reportable Limit: The RL for the test. NOTE: This field is for information only and is not used to format results in reports, graphs, etc...


Notes

Notes: Notes or comments for this specific test.


User Defined

There are five user defined fields that can be used to track any additional attributes of a test that WIMS has not provided a field for. In the example below, User Defined 1 has been changed to EDI. The ... button can be used to pick and setup a list of values for the field.

 

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Created on 4/19/2008 7:21 AM.
Last Modified on 1/8/2020 10:33 AM.
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