How to do Biological Monitoring
There are a number of simple things that need to be considered
before starting a biological monitoring programme including
defining the sampling protocol, consulting the workers, managing
the results and deciding how the results will be acted on.
HSE offers free guidance on setting up a biological
monitoring workplace scheme. HSE Science and Research Centre
can also help you - we run a half-day training course on
biological monitoring or contact us for
Ordering Sampling Kits
All our biological monitoring tests include bottles, packaging
and return UK postage in the price of analysis. Sample kits can be
ordered by contacting Sample Registration (telephone: 0203 028 3383
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Some kits can also be ordered directly online.
Interpreting Results and Taking Action
Once you have received your results, you then need to review
them and decide whether any further action is required. There
are guidance values set by HSE and others to help put your results
into perspective. You also need to tell the individual
workers who provided samples their own result. Remember that
the results are sensitive personal data and should only be shared
with others according to the consent agreed by the worker.
As well as our standard tests (see price
list) we are also able to offer bespoke analysis and undertake
research projects. Biological monitoring can be used to
assess both occupational and environmental chemical exposures;
globally, biological monitoring is being widely used in public health.If you would like to
discuss a specific requirement, please contact Kate Jones (Team Lead,
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