Asbestos Testing

Asbestos Testing

Asbestos is a mineral fiber that occurs in rock and soil. Because of its fiber strength and heat resistance asbestos has been used in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire retardant. Asbestos has also been used in a wide range of manufactured goods, mostly in building materials (roofing shingles, ceiling and floor tiles, paper products, and asbestos cement products), friction products (automobile clutch, brake, and transmission parts), heat-resistant fabrics, packaging, gaskets, and coatings.

The AmeriSci Asbestos Testing Laboratories are accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program, and various other applicable Federal, State, and Local programs, guidelines, and regulations for the analysis of bulk and air samples for asbestos by Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM), Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM).

Air Analysis - Airborne Fibers


Bulk Analysis (Building Materials)


Asbestos in Water


Asbestos in Dust


Asbestos in Soils, Debris, and Vermiculite