Initial screening is conducted initially by eye and then by binocular microscopy. Identification of asbestos types is then conducted using polarised light microscopes.
If asbestos is found in a sample, then we quantify it. First, we weigh asbestos-containing materials and measure contamination as a percentage of the sample weight. Then we subject the sample to sedimentation, which is analysed by phase contrast microscopy.
This extremely thorough process gives you the data you need to understand contamination levels at your site. Samples normally take 10 working days to complete, but if you need results in a hurry we can undertake full testing within 3 days.
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