Greenlight has a fast 48-hour NATA accredited asbestos testing service open Australia-wide and with drop-off location in Melbourne. Our reports are colour coded and can, optionally, include photos that you take of the material for clearer communication of the results with other stakeholders or interested parties.
See an example Report here.
Our asbestos testing service has three options:
Mail-In Samples by Express Post - Australia Wide
including GST per sample
+ postageSubmit Sample
We have detailed instructions on how to safely collect samples, package them and deliver to Greenlight all embedded within the form. Once complete you will receive a chain of custody to your nominated email account – print this out and it include with your samples.
No access to a printer? No problems – just mark the samples with the appropriate sample number and include your name and contact number with the samples – we will take care of the rest.
You can download detailed instructions here, otherwise the form should tell you everything you need to know.
Frequently Asked Questions
How big a sample do we need?
A piece about the size of a 50cent coin is ideal for most materials. If the material is either vinyl tile or seamless vinyl – please collect a piece the size of a credit card. If the material is loose, such as loose fill insulation, about half a cup is adequate. Please note for loose fill insulation, we strongly recommend having one of our consultants collect the sample.
How are samples analysed for asbestos?
Samples are analysed in our NATA accredited laboratory under a Stereomicroscope. Selected fibres are analysed by Polarised Light Microscopy in conjunction with dispersion staining techniques including Synthetic Mineral Fibre and Organic Fibre as per the Australian Standard AS 4964-2004 Method for the qualitative identification of asbestos in bulk samples.
How do we pay?
The online form above has a payment gateway that accepts Visa, Master Card or Amex. We do not currently accept payments for this service by direct debit.
When will I receive the report?
You will receive a report within 2-business days of our logging your samples (cut-off each day is 3:30PM). Please note our office hours are Monday to Friday 9AM to 5 PM. PLease note also our lab works in shifts and your report may not come out until 8PM on the second business day.
How do I seal the materials for delivery?
There are detailed instructions on the form, however in brief – please seal the sample inside a plastic ziplock bag and seal (a sandwich bag is fine). Place all samples inside a second plastic ziplock bag and seal. Place this inside a plain envelope marked with our address
Office 24, 15 Cochranes Rd
MOORABBIN VIC 3189
or for Sydney:
Office G12, Building C104, WSSH
5 Fleet St
NORTH PARRAMATTA NSW 2151
Where do I bring the samples for testing?
Drop the samples off to our office - Greenlight Environmental Services Pty Ltd, Office 24, 15 Cochranes Rd, MOORABBIN VIC 3189. Click here for instructions, maps and photos.
How do I safely collect a sample for testing?
Click HERE to find detailed instruction on how safely collect a sample and what equipment you will need.
Can you test asbestos samples from anywhere in Australia?
Yes! If you can get the sample to us (via post or courier), we can get it tested for you. Our address is Greenlight Environmental Services Pty Ltd, Office 24, 15 Cochranes Rd, MOORABBIN VIC 3189.
Where are your asbestos testing services available?
We service all of Australia. If you can get the sample to us (via post or courier), we can get it tested for you. Our address is Greenlight Environmental Services Pty Ltd, Office 24, 15 Cochranes Rd, MOORABBIN VIC 3189.
What’s the difference between Greenlight’s testing services and other asbestos testing services?
Due to our highly automated system we can get our clients their results much quicker than other consultancies. We can get you results in a turn around time of 2 business days/ 48 hours from when we receive your sample.
I urgently need a material tested for asbestos; how quick can I get results?
We can get you results accurately and quickly. Get your results in a turn around time of 2 business days/ 48 hours from when we receive your sample.
What do you do if you find asbestos?
If you think you have found a material that may contain asbestos it is important to get it professionally tested. Click here to find out how to safely sample, and packed the material so we can test it for you.
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