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testing-asbestos

Asbestos

Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring minerals whose properties include heat resistance, high tensile strength, incombustibility and resistance to chemical degradation. For this reason, asbestos has been widely used in an estimated 3000 applications – including many products utilised for the construction and renovation of buildings, however, inhalation of asbestos fibres can cause serious disease and death.

Analytix specialises in asbestos testing, including:

  • Identification of asbestos in bulk materials and soils using stereo and Polarised Light Microscopy
  • The Quantification of asbestos in soils, loose aggregates and ballast
  • The ‘Water Absorption Test’ (WAT) to determine whether an Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) is licensable
  • Asbestos Fibre Counting by PCM
  • Asbestos Air Sample Analysis

Trust Analytix for your asbestos testing
In addition to undertaking asbestos laboratory testing in accordance guidance documents ‘AS 4964 – 2004 Method for the qualitative identification of asbestos in bulk samples’, Analytix also undertakes asbestos sample testing to UK guidance document ‘HSG 248: The Analysts Guide’, in conjunction with our technical methodology. This enables us to be the only asbestos laboratory in New Zealand that is accredited to identify all six regulated fibre types instead of only the three most common.

On the 4th April 2016, new regulations pertaining to asbestos were implemented under the ‘Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016’. As part of these regulations there is now an implicit duty under Regulation 11 – ‘Duty to Analyse Samples’ to use only an accredited WorkSafe or IANZ approved laboratory to undertake asbestos sample testing.

Analytix Ltd is accredited by IANZ to NZS ISO/IEC 17025 – giving our clients assurances that results are delivered in a reliable, accurate and competent manner. Accreditation delivers confidence in certificates and conformity statements. It underpins the quality of results by ensuring their traceability, comparability, validity and commutability.

Analytix guarantees all bulk samples received will be analysed in 48 hours or less from receipt (excluding soils). In most cases we deliver results in less than 24 hours.

Analytix can supply pre-paid postage bags (next day by noon delivery) for our national clients at no extra charge – instantly saving costs. Analytix also supply pre-loaded air monitoring cowls for filter analysis at no additional cost.

In addition to being an accredited laboratory, Analytix only employs fully qualified asbestos laboratory analysts holding as a minimum the BOHS P401 – Identification of Asbestos in Bulk Samples by PLM qualification.
Our comprehensive procedures ensure you have total piece of mind that all asbestos within your submitted samples will be identified correctly, first time, every time.

Our ability to identify all six regulated fibre types ensures that all issued results are clear, precise, and value for money.

Asbestos air sample analysis

Analytix offers the evaluation of air samples on membrane filters in accordance with HSG 248 and NOHSC:3003 (2005) Guidance Note on the Membrane Filter Method for Estimating Airborne Asbestos Fibres 2nd Ed.

Analytix receives samples mostly concerned with Control Monitoring air sampling during asbestos removal, and to determine the ambient airborne fibre level of locations containing asbestos products. Control samples are those static samples taken as an indicator of the effectiveness of process control techniques. They are not indicative of actual occupational exposure and cannot be compared with occupational exposure standards.

We aim to deliver results for Air Samples on a same day turnaround.
Analytix participates in the ‘Regular Inter-Laboratory Counting Exchange Scheme’ (RICE) operated by The Health and Safety Laboratory.

micro biology

Microbiology

Microbiology is the study of small life forms (microorganisms or microbes) that are too small to see without the use of a microscope. These can include bacteria, archaea, viruses, protozoa, microscopic fungi and yeasts, and microscopic algae.

Mould and Legionella are two such life forms that can have a significant negative impact on health. Mould can cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or, in some cases, skin irritation. Legionella bacteria can cause the respiratory disease Legionellosis and the more serious type pneumonia (lung infection) Legionnaires’ disease.

Analytix offers a comprehensive microbiological analytical service, including microbiology testing for:

  • Mould
  • Legionella

Trust Analytix for your microbiology testing
We’re committed to providing defensible data you can trust in a standardised and user-friendly format, and our speedy – 24-hours guaranteed! – turnaround times and competitive pricing ensures you receive the most reliable results, at the best possible value.

At Analytix, we’re so much more than your average testing laboratory. Our focus on being your dedicated project partner allows us to deliver great service each and every time you send a sample our way.

Lead Paint Testing

Lead Paint

Commonly used from the 1940s to 1960s in the painting and decorating of homes and toys, lead paint is now understood to be hazardous – with the potential to cause nervous system damage, stunted growth, kidney damage, and delayed development. It is dangerous to children because it tastes sweet, therefore encouraging children to put lead chips and toys with lead dust in their mouths.

Analytix can test and identify samples to confirm that lead paint is in use around your premises.

Trust Analytix for your lead paint testing

Analytix is committed to providing fast, reliable and defensible data in a standardised and user-friendly format. Our rapid turnarounds and competitive prices ensure you get the very best value, and our friendly local team are always a pleasure to deal with.

Our directors have a combined 17 years’ industry experience, and our lab participates in inter-laboratory proficiency testing schemes and consistently achieves and maintains the highest quality scores.

environment analysis

Environmental Chemistry

Analytix tests client samples around New Zealand for trace chemical compounds and pollutants. We operate state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation – testing to government, regulatory, and industry standards.

Analytix can trace and ultra-trace analysis for a range of chemical compounds and pollutants, including:

  • Hydrocarbons
  • Petrochemicals
  • Metals
  • Contaminants
  • Other materials

Trust Analytix for your environmental chemistry testing

Analytix provides fast, reliable and defensible environmental chemistry testing results in a user-friendly format. We pride ourselves on being so much more than your average testing laboratory – we are your dedicated project partner!

Gravimetry

Particulate Gravimetry

Many workplaces generate inhalable and respirable dusts that have the ability to penetrate deep into the lungs, and exposure to any type of respirable dust may cause health effects. Dust in air can result in contamination in the nose and the conductive airways (i.e. inhalable dust), which often causes physical discomfort and irritation (runny nose, sneezing, watering eyes, coughing), in turn causing rhinitis or bronchitis.

Prolonged inhalation of fine dust containing a proportion of crystalline silica can cause a specific type of lung damage called silicosis. Inhaled non-specified dusts in excessive amounts may contribute to a number of dust related lung diseases – including inflammatory reaction in the lung, resulting in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Analytix can complete the gravimetric analysis of field samples collected by an occupational hygienist.

Trust Analytix for your particulate gravimetric analysis testing

At Analytix, we aim to be so much more than your average testing laboratory. Our focus on being your dedicated project partner ensures we deliver great service each and every time you send a sample our way.

We’re committed to providing defensible data you can trust – and what’s more, we can deliver those results within a 24-hour turnaround, guaranteed!

Drug-Testing

Drug Testing

Analytix now offers a Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry laboratory, with the capability to test for traces of methamphetamine from suspected contaminated dwellings. The test is carried out on wipe samples according to NIOSH method 9106.

Swab samples from the dwelling are taken and sent to the laboratory where they are extracted and analysed using GC-MS.  Results for methamphetamine greater than 1.5μg/100sqcm exceed the current New Zealand guideline levels.

In the identification of methamphetamine, Analytix tests for three precursor drugs:

  • Ephedrine
  • Pseudoephedrine
  • Amphetamine

Trust Analytix for your drug and methamphetamine testing

Analytix tests for methamphetamine according to NIOSH method 9106. Our team provides reliable and defensible drug testing results quickly and effectively to ensure you receive the most reliable results, at the best possible value.

Please note that Analytix does not offer a sampling service. We strongly recommend engaging the services of a qualified and experienced consultant who will be able to provide any interpretations of analytical results. We are happy to recommend reputable consultants should you require.

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