In order to properly analyze asbestos and lead samples, JSE Labs requires that all submitted samples be contained in a sealed container such as a Ziploc-style plastic bag. Materials sampled should consist of a surface area larger than the approximate size of a quarter in order to be properly analyzed, although samples of insulation should approximate a handful’s worth of material. There is no upper limit on sample size, but in general, any amount that cannot be contained in a sandwich bag is unnecessary. JSE Labs recommends that all targeted sites be sprayed with water prior to sampling and that any debris created by sampling be cleaned and disposed with a wet paper towel. Further information on sample collection is available from The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. All samples must be accompanied by a chain of custody form, which may be found below:
Chain of Custody forms
By submitting a chain of custody form it is assumed that you have read and agreed to the Terms and Conditions as stated both on the forms and the JSELabs.com website.
Samples may be mailed to our offices as long as they are properly sealed and accompanied by the required paperwork. If credit card payment is indicated, JSE Labs will contact the sender by phone for payment information. Payment can be made by credit cards, debit cards, cash and checks. Please do not mail cash payments. Repeat clients may request that an account be established. All rates and deadlines are calculated from the date on which JSE Labs receives the sample.