Asbestos Laboratory Services
Paradigm provides expert analysis of suspected asbestos-containing materials, abatement air monitoring samples, personal air monitoring samples, and environmental samples. All analyses are performed using NIOSH / ELAP / NVLAP-approved methodologies (NVLAP Lab Code #200530-0).
Our NVLAP-accredited asbestos laboratory (NVLAP Lab Code #200530-0) is staffed 24 hours a day on weekdays and is available on a request basis weekends and holidays. Combined with our in-house TEM services, this availability means you can rely on Paradigm during emergency situations. Clearance and other priority samples receive immediate attention, ensuring you can respond with accurate information. Or in-house asbestos services include:
Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) for the analysis of friable, non-friable, and organically bound materials
Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM) for the analysis of air samples
Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) capabilities
Paradigm has highly qualified analysts in multiple lab locations, with an array of dedicated Polarized Light Microscopes (PLM) and Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM). With our ELAP and NVLAP accreditations (NVLAP Lab Code #200530-0), we are prepared to address your requirements for any size project in any facility type. Our laboratories operate on multiple shifts and on weekends, to ensure your turnaround needs are met.
One of the unique features of our laboratory is our responsiveness to your project needs. We have extensive experience partnering with asbestos inspection and design professionals and work closely with all parties to address project needs. Our analytical and project management staff are always accessible, ready to customize our work to your requirements. TEM and stop positive decisions can be handled automatically or interactively, as you prefer.
Our reports are clear and comprehensive, providing sample location and description information, assisting in the Project Design process. We are familiar with a number of asbestos inspection (survey) formats and can customize our output as needed. If you have a particularly challenging case, our expert analysts can help you solve it; vermiculite issues, altered materials, asbestos look-alikes. Because our laboratories handle such a large number of samples, we are familiar with almost every possible material of potential concern.
Our project management staff will actively coordinate schedules between owners, abatement contractors, GC’s and all other parties to ensure a trouble free process. They also are actively engaged in the post analysis data communication process, to ensure that everyone who needs to receive data does so in a timely fashion. And finally, our experienced staff can help with data interpretation and regulatory compliance with NYSDOL Code Rule 56 or other contract specifications.
By working closely with contractors throughout the asbestos abatement process, we facilitate communication, scheduling and the flow of quality information to your health and safety staff. Our easy to read reports can be delivered to you in hard copy, electronically, or both.