Bulk Building Materials

We provide analytical testing for asbestos for a variety of building materials (bulk samples) using Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) following EPA/600/R-93/116 and EPA/600/M4-82-020 methods. Examples of bulk materials are popcorn ceiling, vinyl flooring, tile, drywall texture, insulation, etc. Testing can be completed in as little as 1 hour and reports are sent via e-mail. We are also accredited by NIST through the NVLAP program. To see a copy of our accreditation, click here.


How to Submit A Sample

To have a bulk sample tested please fill out a Chain of Custody form, located here: Bulk Sample Chain of Custody. Samples may be dropped off at any time or mailed to the address above in a padded envelope. Prices for analysis can vary depending on the type of material, so please call us at 253-941-4343 for an exact quote.


Air Quality Samples

Asbestos NW also provides testing for air quality using the NIOSH 7400 standard, when sampling is done by a third party. Asbestos NW recommends using a certified abatement company for Air Quality sampling. For a list of abatement companies follow the link here for Washington State L & I Abatement Contractors.