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 further information.
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.
- Available tests (specific details on sampling
etc. can be obtained from the laboratory)
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
health. If you would like to discuss a specific
requirement, please contact Kate Jones (Team Lead,