About Asbestos | Asbestech Laboratory in Sacramento, CA
Asbestech Laboratory is currently the only lab in the Sacramento and San Joaquin areas with accreditation by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program for asbestos by Polarized Light Microscopy in Bulk samples and for asbestos by Transmission Electron Microscopy. Asbestech is also accredited by the California Department of Public Health through the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program for bulk asbestos by Polarized Light Microscopy and Lead analysis by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry.
These Accreditations give our clients assurance that the laboratory and it’s analysts are competent and that their results are accurate and legally defensible in a court of law. From a liability perspective, your results are only as good as the lab and the analyst who analyzes your samples. At Asbestech your samples will be analyzed by analysts with B.S. degrees who have over 30 years of analytical experience. (see our qualifications “about us”page) Lab Director, Tommy Conlon has taught several asbestos identification classes. He has also been a speaker at several asbestos laboratory seminars, including a recent one for California Air Resources Board members throughout the State. Asbestech has also participated in multiple assessments for proposed testing methods for EPA. Asbestech also participates in round robin quality control testing for Polarized Microscopy and Transmission Electron Microscopy with EPA Region 8 lab.
Part of the Accreditation process involves proficiency test samples sent out several times per year to ensure accurate and proficient testing by the lab. Failure of these test samples can result in loss of accreditation. Asbestech has had ongoing accreditation with EPA/NVLAP and CDOHS/CDPH since it’s inception in 1987. The Accreditation process also requires annual lab inspections by auditors. These inspections ensure that the lab has all the proper equipment and procedures in place for analysis as well as quality control measures in place for each type of analysis as required by the regulating agencies. Analysts are scrutinized for knowledge of procedures and competence.
Use an Accredited laboratory and have peace of mind that your results are not only correct, but are legally defensible in a court of law or to a regulating agency.