SanAir is a full-service laboratory offering asbestos analysis in Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM), Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM), and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). Our state-of-the-art Asbestos Testing Laboratory provides quality analytical results with rapid turn around times within three hours. Our polarized light microscopes used for bulk asbestos analysis are designed by Leica for a wide variety of applications such as petrography, mineralogy, and materials analysis. The latest energy dispersive x-ray analysis (EDXA) and Scan Active Digital Imaging technology from Evex can be utilized by our Hitachi H-600 TEM and Hitachi H-600 TEM/STEM (scanning capabilities) Electron Microscopes. We offer a complete line of analytical testing for all different types of matrices. At SanAir, we are dedicated to superior customer service and maintaining a level of standard at every facet of analysis and reporting.
SanAir operates a state-of-the-art microbiological analysis laboratory, based outside of Richmond, Virginia. This facility is equipped to analyze viable and non-viable air, bulk, and direct surface samples.
We offer a complete line of analytical methods and lab testing for the determination of mold and bacteria from bioaerosol, surface, and bulk material samples. Our mold and bacteria testing lab is dedicated to superior customer service and maintaining high standards for mold sampling results and laboratory analysis. Please view our mold testing laboratory protocols. Our laboratory is accredited and offers prompt mold testing results and online analysis.
SanAir provides accredited testing of metals in dust wipes, paint chips, soil, and bulk and air samples by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (FLAAS) and Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES). We offer total concentration of lead as well as of a variety of metals, TCLP for lead, and TCLP for RCRA 8 metals.
Legionella Detection Program (an inclusive system approach)
Our Legionella Analysis is performed using conventional culture method with multiple selective media, DFA confirmations, and latex agglutination to identify isolates as Legionella pneumophila or other Legionella species with a high accuracy. SanAir has developed a comprehensive web-based reporting format indicating, in an easy to read graphical format, the number of colony forming units for Legionella at a site specific water system. (Examples: cooling towers, potable water systems, fountains, a/c systems, respiratory equipment, shower heads, ice makers, whirlpool bath treatment equipment, humidifiers, dialysis equipment, carpet cleaning equipment etc.
The material science division was developed to help our clients with solutions for their projects. At SanAir, we offer a wide variety of services for full particle identification, optical identification, carbon black analysis, product comparison, contamination identification and analysis. SanAir’s facility includes the finest electron optics and preparation equipment providing you with the highest quality. Only the most recent and accepted protocols are followed, insuring you of up-to-date results.