The eCoC (electronic chain of custody) files are generated by LSPECS and sent to the Laboratories from the user interface of the application.
After submitting the physical samples to the lab, the user will enter all associated information (chain of custody information, sample details, requested analyses, associated lab quote details, billing…)
into the system and ‘submit’ this information to the lab.
The generated file (xml format) contains all this information and is sent as an email attachment to the designated lab email address.
Upon receiving this file the lab can process the contained information and automatically import it into their LIMS (or equivalent) system.
Download sample xml file
Download xsd file
A validation tool for the xml files can be downloaded here.
View XSD file schema reference