FAQ


Log in to your kit account from our Login Page. Then select your kit from the drop down and click on “Register A Kit”. Proceed to type in the information required including your Pin Number.


Click the Login tab above or click here to visit our Login page. You will need to use the panel on the left to sign in to your account.


You can reset your password from here: https://www.slabinc.com/login/resetting/request


Login to your kit account from our Login page. There you will see a list of kits registered to your account. Use the links on the side to view your report as well as your Chain of Custody.


We are an Environmental and Industrial Hygiene laboratory. We test air, water, soil, paint, bulk, and wipe samples for various tests such as lead (other metals as well), asbestos / mold, and organic compounds (PCBs, VOCs, SVOCs, pesticides, herbicides, etc).


A Chain of Custody or COC is a legal form that maintains the integrity of the sample by providing documentation of the control, transfer, and analysis of samples. Chain of Custody’s are provided on our website so that you can fill in the needed information about yourself, your sample(s) and the testing you require.

Click here to access our Resources Page

If you are unable to download the form on our website then any paper or document that is sent with your sample(s) with your contact information, sample information and the test requested will become the COC.


• Company or Personal Name
• Account Number (if any)
• Phone Number
• Email Address
• Turnaround Time
• Matrix or Sample Type
• Test Type
• Collection Date

If air samples are submitted, you will need to include a start and stop time with flow rates or a total volume.


Unfortunately we do not collect the samples; we only perform the analysis, meaning we only analyze the collected samples. If you need help finding a company in your area that collects the sample, contact our Customer Service department and they can give you recommendations.

Call: 804-353-6778

[email protected]


There is no appointment required. We are open Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM, as well as Saturdays 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Walk-ins are welcome.


Our turnaround times are based on business days rather than hours. Our business day ends at 6:00 PM. We do have hours on Saturdays and Sundays but they are not part of the normal business day for turnaround times.

If you submit a sample on a normal business day (Monday through Friday) before 3:00 PM, your results for a 1 business day are due the following day by 6 PM. The cut off time for samples is 3:00 PM and any samples submitted after are as if we received them the next business day.

For example, if you submit a sample at 3:05 PM on a Tuesday for a one day, it’s as if we received it on Wednesday, and your results would be due no later than Thursday at 6:00 PM. If you submit a sample on Saturday [2 hour and same day turnaround excluded] for a 3 business day turnaround, your results are due the following Thursday no later than 6:00 PM. For a five business day, if we received a sample submitted on a Friday, your results are due the following Friday no later than 6 PM since Saturday and Sunday are not included in business days.


If you mark same day or two hour turnaround time you will receive your results that day, but you need to ensure you request a Saturday delivery label with the carrier (UPS or FedEx). Also please let your Project Manager know in advance that the samples will be arriving for 2 hour / same day turnaround time, and mark your Chain of Custody for “Saturday Results”.


Results are usually sent via email as a PDF attachment. Should you not have an email, we are happy to give your results verbally over the phone or mail you a copy to an address provided. We also offer online reporting for current accounts holders where you can view your results, COC and invoices online.

Register for Online Reporting.


TEM stands for Transmission Electron Microscopy. TEM is used to identify asbestos fibers in air and bulk samples. The TEM is capable of analyzing samples at a very high magnification (20,000X or higher) and identifies asbestos fibers by morphology, crystalline structure and elemental analyses.


Unfortunately we cannot perform this analysis however we do have sister labs that can analyze them for us. Please contact a Project Manager regarding pricing.


Unfortunately this is not an analysis we can perform in house due to not having the proper instrumentation. We have sister labs that perform this analysis.


Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that is an excellent and inexpensive fire retardant and insulator. It was used extensively in home construction from the 1940’s to 1970’s. It is still being used in some construction materials.

To learn more please visit the Environmental Protection Agency.


Vermiculite is a mineral used in construction, insulation and gardening products. It looks like shiny, small pieces of popcorn, and is usually light-brown or gold in color. Much of the vermiculite that was mined came from Libby Montana and contained asbestos fibers. The inhalation of these asbestos fibers can cause health issues such as asbestosis and mesothelioma.


The EPA states that any result greater than 1% is considered Asbestos Containing Material and should be treated as hazardous. You should contact a professional remediation company for the removal of asbestos. DO NOT attempt to remove the asbestos yourself!


The best advice when dealing with asbestos is to leave it alone. It presents a risk when it is disturbed and spreads asbestos fibers in the air. Undisturbed asbestos does not present a health hazard, but it still should be removed. The EPA strongly recommends that you hire a professional to remove it safely.

To learn more please visit the Environmental Protection Agency.


This test kit only searches for “semi volatile organic compounds”. Volatile organic compounds are organic compounds with a low boiling point which allows them to evaporate easily into the surrounding air.

Examples would be acetone which is found in nail polish remover. When a bottle of nail polish remover is opened the vapors are easily released and smelled. Other examples would be formaldehyde, benzene and toluene.

Semi-Volatile organic compounds do not evaporate as easily into the air as volatile organic compounds due to having a higher boiling point. They need a rise in the temperature of the ambient air in order to evaporate. Many of these organic compounds are high production chemicals used in plastics, cleaning supplies, detergents, furniture and other consumer products.


We are unable to provide a full list of every specific compound contained in your sample. As the customer, you will need to know what you suspect is in your sample, and as the lab, we will then analyze them for this suspected material.


Black mold is a type of mold called Stachybotrys Chartarum. Black mold is most likely to be found in areas of the home that are particularly warm, humid and damp. If a leak occurs in your home, It only takes 6 to 8 hours for mold to grow.


When pipes that contain lead corrode and release it into your drinking water due to age or fixtures and faucets containing lead solder bread down in the hot water. Homes built before 1986 are more likely to have lead pipes, fixtures or solder.

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