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Latest service changes

First of all, I need to remind you that our analytical laboratories are currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. We will be in touch as soon as services are resumed. In the meantime, please browse the latest price list and note the significant changes outlined below.

Please find our updated assay and price list for 2020-21 here.  We have tried to minimise price increases as much as possible.

 

Significant changes:

Isocyanates

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 contain only a single isocyanate so we are now making an additional charge for more than one isocyanate in one analysis. Requesting additional isocyanates when they are not required can lead to interpretation challenges, which is why we are recommending only the isocyanates used on the day of sampling are requested.

 

S-PMA for benzene exposure

In order to maintain a competitively priced service for this assay, we are extending our turnaround time from 10 working days from receipt to 20 working days.  For planned monitoring, we hope that this change will not adversely impact or inconvenience you.

 

Online ordering

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. We have now added mercury in urine and xylene in urine to the list.

 

Important changes to the Invoicing Procedure

From 1 April 2020 it is mandatory for any company wishing to pay for their analysis via invoice to submit a completed how to pay form and provide us with a Purchase Order/Reference number. If these are not submitted at the time samples are sent to us, your results will be held pending receipt.  An email notification shall be sent so please ensure you submit an email address on your Customer Request Form to minimise any additional delay.

In order to minimise the number of low value invoices raised, if the amount owing in any calendar month is less than £100 please make payment to us via BACS or Credit Card.  All details are provided on the How to Pay form dispatched with all kit requests. A copy of this can also be found on our website (/online-ordering/analytical-services-and-assays/).

Please ensure that you use the correct form (BM - Biological Monitoring analyses; EM - Environmental Monitoring analyses).

Kits for a limited number of our analyses are also available on our online system (/hsl-shop/sampling-kits-and-analysis). Payment can be made in advance via credit card and a VAT receipt issued.

 

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 Registration. Take care.

 

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