Laboratory Services

Asbestos was used in more than 3,000 different types of building materials from the 1950s to 1990s. If your home was built before the 1990s and you are planning to do renovation(s), it is important to determine if any of the building materials contain asbestos. When asbestos-containing materials are disturbed, asbestos fibres are released into the air. The release of asbestos fibres into the air is a health risk for workers working on the property and the people living in the home.

Astech’s in-house laboratory allows us to provide clients with asbestos bulk analysis, and third-party lead analysis, as well as fibre- and lead-in-air analysis.

Mailed/Dropped Off Samples

Astech accepts samples by drop off, as well as via mail or courier. We accept cash, cheque, debit, credit card, and e-transfer.

Astech can also make on-site visits to collect asbestos and lead bulk samples (hourly rates would apply).

Asbestos Bulk Sample Analysis

Asbestos was used in more than 3,000 different types of building materials from the 1950s to 1990s.  If your home was built before the 1990s and you are planning to do renovation(s), it is important to determine if any of the building materials contain asbestos.  When asbestos-containing materials are disturbed, asbestos fibres are released into the air.  The release of asbestos fibres into the air is a health risk for workers working on the property and the people living in the home.

Lead Bulk Sample Analysis

Lead is a naturally occurring bluish-grey metal that is soft, malleable, corrosive-resistant, and easily melted, and is highly toxic.  The human body naturally gets rid of lead over time, but it can accumulate faster than the body can get rid of it.  Until the 1980s lead was commonly used in paints and coatings to increase their durability, make colours more vibrant, and help paints dry faster.  Lead-containing paints and coatings are only hazardous when they are disturbed (for example, scraped, sanded, or burned) and release lead dust, mist, or fume, which can be released into the environment and inhaled or ingested by workers and other people.

Asbestos/Lead Air Cassette Analysis

The analytical methods used in our in-house laboratory for fibre in air cassette analysis are based on current methods accepted by WCB for asbestos air fibre counting.  All fibre in air cassette samples are analyzed using Phase Contrast Microscopy NIOSH Method 7400.

Our Expertise

Id elit mauris neque, purus dui turpis gravida id viverra nunc sit risus quam ornare et massa viverra porta risus justo lectus morbi pulvinar non bibendum nisl quisque donec nunc facilisis fermentum.

01. Blood Bank & Chemistry

Nulla viverra egestas sapien mollis a molest ullamcorper aenean.

02. Coagulation & Cytology

Magna non in suspendisse arcu, lacus ut euismod arcu velit amet lacinia.

03. Hematology & Histology

Est velit cursus eu in amet tortor, in egestas tortor euismod diam.

Latest Case Studies

Imperdiet aliquet est vel nulla turpis eu consequat ullamcorper a egestas suspendisse faucibus eu velit, phasellus pulvinar lorem et libero et tortor, sapien nulla.

Subsribe To Our Newsletter

Stay in touch with us to get latest news and special offers.

Address

101 C 17802 66th Ave, Surrey, BC

Call Us

604 575 1122