(803) 781-4243

Asbestos Testing Services

 Access Analytical provides Asbestos testing services to a wide variety of clients including asbestos surveyors, abatement specialists, building contractors, well drillers and homeowners in support of their testing needs.

Services provided include the following:

  • Analysis of building materials and construction wastes via PLM. This is the most commonly requested and least expensive analysis. Samples analyzed via PLM (Polarized Light Microscopy) can be run quickly with rapid turnaround times available. A few examples of materials routinely tested are: ceiling "popcorn", drywall, flooring materials/mastic and exterior siding. PLM analysis is often all that is required for residential work.
  • TEM (Transmission Electron Microscopy) analysis for confirmation of initial PLM testing on commercial projects. Access Analytical's  partner lab has in-house TEM capability so that samples requiring TEM confirmation can be run immediately with no delay to the customer.
  • TEM analysis of Asbestos  in both drinking and waste water matrices.

It is also important to note that Access Analytical network labs are  certified by NELAC, SCDHEC, NVLAP and/or AIHA LAP accrediting bodies.  These nationally recognized certifications provide you with peace of mind knowing that your work is being performed by a quality facility.

Below is a link to useful information regarding Asbestos analysis and sample collection published by the EPA:

Asbestos Information from EPA (228 KB)


Please contact Access Analytical if you need site specific analysis and/or pricing. You may reach us via telephone at 803-781-4243 or email us. We look forward to hearing from you and will be glad to assist in any way possible.