Please find our updated assay and
price list for 2019-20 here.
We have tried to minimise price increases as much as possible.
It is important that only the
isocyanates in use in the workplace are requested or
analysis. We are happy to advise which isocyanates to monitor
if safety datasheets are provided (email them).
Most products do not contain more than two different isocyanates so
we are now making an additional charge for more than two
isocyanates in one analysis.
Acetamiprid is a crop
protection product belonging to the neonicotinoid class of
pesticides. As a relatively new product, there is limited
scientific knowledge available on exposures. We have developed a
reliable method, able to quantify acetamiprid and its metabolite in
urine at sufficiently low levels. Working with a number of clients,
we have a dataset for optimum sampling time (relative to exposure)
and we are beginning to build up data for typical levels arising
from exposure scenarios.
Blood Lead and
In order to maintain a
competitively priced service for these assays, we are extending our
turnaround time from 5 working days from receipt to 10 working
days. For planned monitoring, we hope that this change will
not adversely impact or inconvenience you. In addition,
haemoglobin and ZPP will no longer be UKAS accredited tests once
our current accreditation expires (May 2019). Lead and
cadmium measurements will continue to be UKAS accredited.
We continue to offer up to three
named solvents for a single analysis price but there are some minor
changes. Urine is now offered as the default sample media
(except for tetrachloroethene); breath analysis can be offered but
is less quanitative for some solvents. Toluene in urine is
charged separately from other urine solvents. Blood analysis
is not offered routinely except for tetrachloroethene. A
solvent screen is only offered in breath.
Due to reduced demand, the
available cytotoxic assays have been restricted to platinum (as a
generic marker for platino-drugs), cyclophosphamide and
We are pleased to announce that
acrylonitrile monitoring, measuring the mercapturic acid metabolite
in urine, is now available. If required, both acrylamide and
acrylonitrile can be analysed for a combined price.
In order to minimise price rises,
we are encouraging online ordering and
payment for smaller numbers of samples. Currently online ordering is
available for arsenic speciation, blood lead and cadmium, urine
chromium and nickel, urine isocyanates, blood cholinesterase, urine
fluoride and urine MbOCA with isocyanates analyses.
You can choose three methods of
payment: cheque with order (i.e. send in with samples), credit card
in advance or invoice after work is complete. Invoices
are normally issued in the month following completion of the
work. We now operate a minimum invoice charge of £300 over a
three month period. See the How to Pay form
We look forward to providing a high
quality analytical service to you in the coming year. As
ever, if there are analyses that do not appear on the list that you
are interested in, please contact Sample