Sample Handling Info and Training

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Sample Handling Information and Training

Sample containers can be adequately handled, and particles transferred and remounted, on a laminar-flow clean bench in the investigator's laboratory. Tools required for handling samples are either available commercially or can be fabricated, at reasonable cost, in a machine or instrument shop. It is not necessary for sample requestors to duplicate the curatorial facilities or methods in order to receive and study the samples. Given sufficient notice, the curatorial laboratory can provide tours of facilities and brief introductions to sample-handling techniques. However, the normally heavy work load in the laboratory requires that all requests for such visits be made well in advance of the dates requested.

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