1.1 This practice covers aspects of sample device preparation and sample handling that prevent samples from becoming contaminated with microorganisms not originally contained within the sample.
1.2 This practice also covers sample handling considerations that reflect the perishability of samples collected for microbiological testing.
1.3 This practice supplements Practice D4057 by providing guidance specific to the manual sampling of fuels when samples are to be tested for microbial contamination.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.