Asbestos Identification

Asbestos Analysis & Identification

Test any material for the presence of harmful fibres.

Asbestos is an insidious material that can be present in everything from your gib to the soil on your site. Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) are very hazardous and must be detected before beginning any kind of work. With bulk analysis, you can quickly determine if asbestos is present and plan your next steps accordingly.

What is Bulk Analysis?

Bulk sampling refers to performing tests to determine the asbestos content of a building material. Once a piece of the material is extracted, we can analyse it using microscopy techniques to determine whether asbestos is present.

Consultex Laboratories can analyse an array of materials, and our team of qualified technicians conducts a bulk analysis of the provided sample, allowing us to determine the asbestos content accurately.

Materials we are able to test include:

  •       Air samples
  •       Soil samples
  •       Building materials (gib, insulation, etc.)
  •       Surface wipes
  •       Dust samples

Please note that this service is for testing only. We also offer bulk sampling services or equipment hire to help you thoroughly test your premises for the presence of asbestos.

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Why Choose Consultex Labs

Same Day Service

Speed is paramount when working with potential asbestos. Get your samples tested in just one day to confirm the presence or absence of asbestos (conditions apply).

Qualified Analysts

Our team of IANZ-accredited lab technicians ensure your results will be fast and accurate. Rest easy knowing your samples are in good hands.

Competitive Rates

Enjoy fast, accurate bulk testing services from our team without breaking the bank. We offer competitive rates to ensure you can test for asbestos with ease. Reach out for your free quote.

Arrange a Pick-Up or Send Us Your Sample

We provide a nationwide sample pick-up service nationwide for fast turnarounds. If you need your samples tested quickly, contact us to arrange your pick-up.

If you prefer to send your sample for testing, please ensure:

  • Each sample is individually double-bagged.
  • Each sample has a clear label of the material type.
  • You’ve provided a sample submission form for each sample.

We only accept samples sent to our Auckland or Dunedin labs via Courier. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions regarding sending your sample in to be tested.

Frequently Asked Questions about Asbestos Identification

What is bulk analysis for asbestos?

Bulk analysis involves identifying and quantifying the presence of harmful fibres in a given material. In other words, we find out whether there is asbestos in your sample and how much there is.

Why is testing important?

Bulk analysis is crucial for assessing potential health risks associated with asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). This is a key step in surveying and creating HAZMAT-approved asbestos-management plans

What methods are used?

Our lab uses microscopy techniques to identify the presence and amount of asbestos in a given sample. Specifically, we use Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) to identify the content based on optical properties.

Have the Consultex Labs team test your sample quickly and accurately.

Our team of qualified, independent technicians is dedicated to keeping you safe from the hazards of asbestos.

We offer sampling and testing services to ensure you are as safe as possible throughout the whole process. Talk to us about analysing your sample today.

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