Samples are tested in accordance to the Australian Standard 4964-2004, using a combination of Stereo Microscopy and Polarised Light Microscopy (PLM) including Dispersion Staining (DS).
You’ll receive a laboratory report which will indicate which types of asbestos fibres (if any) are found; Amosite, Chrysotile, Crocidolite. As well any synthetic or organic fibres.
It will also indicate the kind of material, e.g. low-density fibre board, zelamite, millboard etc.
For the analysis, we only need is a small sample roughly the size of a 20 cent coin.
- Ensure you are wearing a P2 dusk mask and use only non-serrated, non-mechanical tools (a chisel will be ideal for most situations).
- Lightly wet down the area before taking the sample.
- Extract the sample; place directly into ziplock bag – labeled with the sample identification.
- Seal any raw or exposed edges using a sealant such as: Paint, PVA glue or similar.
Repeat above steps for each sample. Please ensuing all samples are individually bagged and labelled.
Double bag it
Place all samples in a separate ziplock bag to achieve the double bag requirement. Please display your order number on this bag.
Submit all samples to P.O. Box 3070 Newmarket QLD 4051.