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is a fully accredited testing laboratory specialized in asbestos analysis of building materials and indoor air quality samples.

Bulk sample analysis includes the detection and identification of asbestos in bulk material samples using Stereoscopy and Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) in accordance to Methods EPA/600/R-93/116; and, EPA/600/M4-82-020.

Airborne fiber counting samples are analyzed using Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM) in accordance to NIOSH Method 7400 to determine airborne concentration of fibers.

Services also offered: Lead Paint and Coatings Analysis and Mold/Bacteria Identification.

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EPOCH is accredited with the US National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for bulk asbestos sample analysis under NVLAP Code 200746-0.

NVLAP Lab Code: 200746-0

EPOCH is accredited with the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc. (CALA) for airborne fiber analysis (Membership No. 3533).

Testing Accreditation No. A 3533


Quality, convenience and responsiveness…

  • Turnaround Times include Regular <24 hour, Rush <4 hours and Hot Rush “while-you-wait” <1 hour.
  • 24/7 Emergency Service upon Request
  • Convenient After Hours Drop Box Slot
  • Sample collection and pickup direct from your project location
  • Mobile Onsite Analysis
  • All Analysts are Trained and Proficiency Tested by the Canadian Association of Laboratory Accreditation (CALA) and the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP)
  • WorksafeBC compliant - The BC regulation defines Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) as containing 0.5% or more asbestos. An exception is made for vermiculite-containing insulation materials, which are considered asbestos containing if ANY asbestos (even if <0.5%) is present.
  • Chrysotile Asbestos under 10x Dispersion Staining magnification using a Polarized Light Microscope. Chrysotile is the most common form of asbestos in building materials.

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