Shipping batch

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A shipping batch, as defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency via its SEDD Specification Version 5.2, is a "sampler-defined identifier that is used to link multiple samples shipped together, such as in the same crate, cooler, or ice chest. Operationally, this batch associates a trip blank with a group of samples." The EPA adds that "this value, as defined by the shippers, is often not known to the laboratory. It might be merged with laboratory data by a validator."[1]


  1. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (March 2019). "Appendix A. Data Element Dictionary (DED)" (PDF). SEDD Specification Version 5.2. Retrieved 22 September 2022.