Small Company Customer Service Combined With Big Company Capabilities

Technology Laboratory Inc. offers a wide variety of services including:
Environmental Services
Water Quality Testing:
  • VOC, SVOC, GRO, DRO, RRO, HEM, PCBs, Metals, Non-organics (Anions, Ammonia, Cyanide, TOC, Sulfides, TSS, TDS)
  • NPDES Discharge Testing
  • Underground Storage Tanks
  • Groundwater
  • Oilfield Produced Water
  • RCRA Hazardous Waste/TCLP
Air Quality Testing:
  • Summa canisters, bottle vacs, tedlar bags, passive vapor monitoring, fence-line monitoring (EPA-325).
  • Volatile organics in indoor air
  • Outdoor Air
  • Soil Vapors
  • Emissions
  • EHS
Soil Testing:
  • VOC, SVOC, GRO, DRO, RRO, HEM, PCB, Pesticides, Metals, Non-Organics (Anions, Cyanide, TOC, Sulfide, Sodium Absorption Ratio, Salt Content, Electrical Conductivity)
  • Underground Storage Tank
  • RCRA Hazardous Waste Profile/TCLP
  • Soil Remediation
Sludge, Unknown Liquids & Solids, Mixed Phase Samples:
  • Identification and quantitation of known and unknown constituents
  • Water & Solid Content
  • Quantitative analysis of a scale material, i.e., percent water, organics, acid soluble and acid insoluble material

Fenceline Monitoring
Markes System
  • The Markes System uses Thermal Desorption (TD) for analysis of Benzene for Fenceline Monitoring
  • Sample tubes are deployed under a sampling station and passive (diffusive) sampling takes place as vapors migrate across the air trap at a constant uptake rate
  • Sample tubes are collected and returned to the lab for processing
  • Tubes are logged in and placed in the Markes TD-100
  • Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) is used to obtain benzene levels
  • Sample tubes will be individually packed in inert metal shipping tubes
  • Tubes will be shipped in impact resistant padded cases
  • For the most accurate sampling and data tracking, sample tubes can be monitored by etched serial numbers, etched barcodes, or mounted RFID tags in the lab or in the field

Bulk Asbestos Analysis Services
About Asbestos
  • Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring mineral silicates that crystallize into narrow parallel bundles composed of thin fibers. Asbestos properties include heat resistance, resistance to chemicals, and high tensile strength.
  • Asbestos use began on a large scale in the early 1900s and continued until it was banned in 1980.
  • Asbestos was used in insulation, roofing, flooring, and ceiling materials and the lining of car brakes.
  • There are several types of fibrous asbestos. The most common types of asbestos are chrysotile, followed by amosite, and crocidolite.
  • Asbestos exposure can occur when asbestos containing materials (e.g., insulation or acoustical ceilings) become friable (aka – crumbles easily) and are disturbed in some way.
  • Asbestos can enter the human body through breathing contaminated air.
  • Asbestos fibers can enter the respiratory tract and cause long term damage to the lungs and may cause lung or mesothelial cancer. It may take 20 to 30 years to see the full impact of exposure to asbestos.
Technology Laboratory does not currently accept samples from individual homeowner. We require anyone performing asbestos sampling to be certified by the state of Colorado. If you are a homeowner, please contact a certified asbestos contractor or abatement company to complete sample collection.
We also do not accept cored roofing samples.

Sampling requirements for asbestos contractors
Please treat all suspect materials as if they contain asbestos.
  • All materials can be grouped into “friable (can be crushed into powder by hand – i.e. acoustic ceiling spray), or “non-friable” i.e. – floor tiles, siding. Sample size requirements are:
  • Friable = at least one teaspoon. Samples smaller than a quarter will not be accepted.
  • Nonfriable= 1 square inch piece.
Sampling instructions
  • Place a small sample into a Ziplock bag and tightly seal the bag. Don’t use tape to seal the bag
  • Use a damp paper towel to clean up any material outside the container or around the area sampled.
  • Label the Ziplock bag with an identifying number/sample name, your company name, and the date sampled.
  • Vermiculite samples must be ½ cup to 1 cup in volume
  • Do not send soil, dust, or dirt samples – we do not provide the TEM analysis that those type of samples require.
  • For multi-layer samples, please indicate the layer you wish to test. Samples do not need to be separated by layer.
  • Be sure to enclose a completed chain of custody (please link to document) with your samples
Shipping Samples

We accept UPS and FedEx shipments. Do not ship via. USPS. Ship to:

Technology Laboratory, Inc.
1012 Centre Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 490-1414
  • To prepare your package, make sure sample bags are closed and tightly sealed. Please double bag your samples if you are unsure of the seal or if the sample is wet.
  • Do not mark your shipment as containing hazardous materials.
Available Turnaround Times
  • Standard (3-5 Working days)
  • Priority (2 Working Days)
  • Rush (Same day if received before 10 a.m.) *Rush TAT may not be available for wet samples.
  • For Rush and Same Day TAT, please call for availability and a quote
Bulk Asbestos Analysis
  • Analyses completed using Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM)
  • Drywall Systems Composite Analysis – Excluding Surfacing Material
  • Full Analysis – Individual layers are analyzed separately. Results include both asbestos and non-asbestos components
Point Counts
  • Point count procedure is typically used to quantify asbestos in samples previously quantified by the Visual Estimation Method
  • Point counts are not applicable to Composite Analysis
Laboratory Accreditation
  • National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program Standard (NVLAP) Lab Code 600232-0
  • State of Colorado Certification Number: AL-25683




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