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Analysis of Materials for Asbestos

The Schedule of Accreditation for testing to the current ISO/IEC 17025 issued by UKAS for Perry Analytical Ltd is shown on the UKAS website and includes identification of amosite, chrysotile, crocidolite, fibrous actinolite, fibrous anthophyllite and fibrous tremolite.

Samples of materials which have been taken for analysis during an asbestos survey or samples of material submitted to the asbestos testing laboratory are analysed for asbestos identification in accordance with procedures stated in the current HSG 248 entitled "Asbestos: The analysts' guide for sampling, analysis and clearance procedures" from the Health and Safety Executive.

Identification is carried out using polarized light microscopy and phase contrast dispersion staining microscopy.

Urgent samples can be analysed in within 24 hours.

The report of analysis will state the material type and the type of any asbestos identified.