The core of the laboratory is a surplus NASA mass spectrometer that Rowe had obtained through the surplus property program at TAMU. The mass spectrometer was reconfigured and augmented with equipment Rowe had accumulated through years of teaching and research. Beginning in 2014, OAS and Conservation provided access to funding through the newly established Dr. Don E. Pierce Endowment for Archaeology and Conservation (Pierce Fund), administered by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation (MNMF). The development team consists of Rowe, OAS staff (Eric Blinman, Director, and Jeffrey R. Cox, Laboratory Technician), Conservation staff (Mark MacKenzie, Director) and volunteer John Martin (retired physicist and instrumentation specialist). Joe Martin (retired chemist) participated as a volunteer consultant for residual gas analysis (RGA) in 2016. Through MNMF, OAS applied for and received a National Center for Conservation and Preservation Technology grant in 2015 which carried through September of 2016. This report summarizes the status of the laboratory and the plasma radiocarbon sampling process, including results of experimental sampling and substantive improvements that were initiated and accomplished during the grant period.