Our asbestos laboratory tests over 2000 samples for bulk asbestos every month using specialized Polarized Light and Phase Contrast Microscopes (PLM) by Nikon and Olympus. XENCO maintains a dedicated QA program that exceeds all requirements of NVLAP, TDSHS and NIST 150.
Asbestos was widely used in construction industry throughout the 20th century and, while it has become highly regulated, it continues to be utilized to some extent in the United States. Its lethal effects in human health have led to its ban in most developed countries. XENCO Laboratories tests for asbestos contamination in samples from both residential and commercial properties as well as from industrial products that contain the mineral.