Wondering how to manage Chain of Custodies (COCs) collected in the field in Obzervr Manager?
Commonly, a field worker collects samples, relinquishes a COC in Capture and completes the assignment. Samples are put into an esky with a sample submission receipt. The Obzervr Manager collects and reviews the samples. In Obzervr Manager, they validate and submit the samples to the laboratory.
The Obzervr Manager can access the Chain of Custody through the Actions dropdown menu on the Assignment List or through the Edit Assignment page.
They can edit the container to change the customer reference number, preservation date, sample ID, date/time, collection type, container type, container volume and suite. The sample is also marked as intact or enabled.
A sample receipt is generated which displays and compares the number of samples on the COC and those that are submitted to the laboratory.
The Submit button allows the Obzervr Manager to submit the COC XML file to the laboratory. This will change the assignment status from Complete to Approved. When the COC XML email has been sent, a small envelope will be displayed next to the status.
If required, you will be able to resend the COC XML by selecting Re-send COC in the Assignment List Actions drop down menu. The COC can be re-sent for Completed, Approved or Finalised assignments where the COC has already been sent.
For a quick overview of this process, check out the support video below to learn about Editing Assignments in Obzervr Manager: