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AIHA

Environmental Laboratory Services

Techtron Engineering is here for you!  Our environmental laboratory has been in operation since 1988. We are accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association Laboratory Accreditation Program (AIHA-LAP, LLC) for asbestos bulk (PLM) and asbestos air (PCM) analysis.  We are also accredited by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) under the Safe Drinking Water Program.

Our analytical lab services are available to home owners, businesses, and government agencies.  We service locally and across the country.  Contact us for more information regarding testing services.

Asbestos

PLM - Bulk materials are tested for asbestos using Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) via EPA/600/R-93/116 method.  Turn-around times are typically 24-48 hours.  If you would like to send in a sample for testing, please fill out a Chain of Custody (COC) form and drop it off or mail it in.  You may also read How To Collect An Asbestos Sample for more information.  Techtron Engineering also has licensed inspectors available for collecting samples at your location (see Industrial Hygiene Services).

PCM - Air sample are tested for asbestos using Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM) via NIOSH 7400.  Turn-around times are typically 24-48 hours.  If you would like to send in a sample for testing, please fill out a Chain of Custody (COC) form and drop it off or mail it in.  Techtron Engineering also has licensed inspectors available for collecting samples at your location (see Industrial Hygiene Services).

Mold and House Dust

Our analysts are all degreed scientists proficient at mold spore identification.  We test bulk materials, tape lifts, and air samples using bright field microscopy at 1000x magnification.  Turn-around times are typically 48-72 hours.  If you would like to send in a sample for testing, please fill out a Chain of Custody (COC) form and drop it off or mail it in.  You may also read How To Collect A Mold Tape Lift Sample for more information.

Drinking Water

Have a private well?  The MDH recommends testing for total coliform bacteria annually and nitrates every two to three years.  You may pick up sterile bottles free of charge.   Instructions and a COC are available here.  Turn-around times are typically 24-48 hours, depending on the type of test. 

Lead

Paint and household objects can be tested for lead with our NITON Lead Analyzer. This is a direct-read analytical device that does not give inconclusive readings.  Paint chips (quarter size minimum) can be mailed in with a COC. We recommend you drop off, and pick up other household objects or toys you may want tested. Turn-around times are typically 24-48 hours. 

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Located in Anoka, Minnesota, and Chesterton, Indiana, we service homeowners and businesses in the St. Paul and Minneapolis area, greater Minnesota, Iowa, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, and the Chicago area.