All IsoLab Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are publicly available and are accessed using the tabs above. They are divided into process SOPs and chemical SOPs.

Process SOPs - Some of our process SOPs are traditional in the sense that safety is the document's primary purpose. Other process SOPs will certainly have safety components but the main purpose is proper use of instrumentation for higher data quality. Preparing samples for analysis and running a mass spectrometer are process documents with higher data quality objectives although still containing sections concerned with safety.

Chemical SOPs - All of our chemical SOPs are focused on safety during storage, while handling, and when disposing of specific chemicals in a specific laboratory. Chemical SOPs are laboratory specific Safety Data Sheets (SDSs). When working through a process SOP that uses chemicals, you should read and understand associated chemical SOPs and SDSs.

SOP External Resources - UW's Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) has a good description of the difference between SOPs and SDSs. Another great resource when thinking about SOPs is the American Chemical Society Institute page on Standard Operating Procedures.

Last updated: 2021-06-25 11:18:07