If you’re looking for accurate, timely asbestos analysis at competitive prices, MACS Lab has what you need. Our accreditations are detailed below. Accreditation requires a detailed quality control program, consistent proficiency testing, and on-site laboratory evaluation by inspectors, assuring that you get accurate results. Our easy-to-read reports meet all requirements of the accrediting bodies. Submit samples here.
PCM analysis of airborne asbestos (NIOSH 7400A)
For the analysis of airborne asbestos and other fibers by Phase Contrast Microscopy, MACS Lab is a PAT-proficient lab. We participate in the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Proficiency Analytical Testing (NIOSH PAT) program to demonstrate laboratory proficiency in NIOSH 7400A fiber counting. Our laboratory remains proficient in the quarterly testing rounds. The PAT program provides independent lab samples that have been quantified by NIOSH. Participating laboratories demonstrate their proficiency by measuring their results against those of NIOSH.
PLM analysis of asbestos in bulk materials
For the analysis of asbestos in bulk materials by Polarized Light Microscopy, MACS Lab is accredited by NVLAP (the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program) where we are laboratory #101948. Our current accreditation certificate is here.
Laboratories testing samples for California regulatory purposes must be accredited by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) ELAP program (Health and Safety Code section 100825). MACS Lab is fully accredited for Bulk Asbestos analysis of Hazardous Waste (FOT 121).
TEM analysis of airborne asbestos fibers (Yamate Level II & NIOSH 7402)
Analysis of airborne fibers by Transmission Electron Microscopy can identify just those fibers that are asbestos, making it more likely you will pass your asbestos clearance. MACS Lab uses industry-standard methods for this analysis.
TEM analysis of asbestos in bulk materials
Certain materials, such as vinyl flooring, floor tile, cement, and stucco, can contain asbestos fibers that are too small to be identified by PLM. We specialize in TEM analysis of these materials for the most accurate results.
TEM analysis of asbestos in water
California requires asbestos testing by an accredited lab for many water utilities. MACS Lab is fully accredited for testing asbestos in drinking water (FOT 103).
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