Airzone offers laboratory services to support ambient air, occupational health & hygiene, indoor air quality, other projects and external client activities. Our laboratory is highly specialized and organized for flexible and rapid delivery of services. Our experienced analysts have broad capabilities related specifically to delivery of air monitoring services.
Airzone provides laboratory results incorporating a strict quality assurance program. The methods applied meet or surpass requirements stipulated by NIOSH, OSHA, MOL, Environment Canada, the EPA and other relevant regulatory bodies.
We are a CALA-accredited laboratory for specific tests (TSP, VOCs, PAH, Total PCBs [air & soil]), including active participation in proficiency testing programs. Review our simple step-by-step interaction with typical clients below (click each step for more information):
After consulting with analysts about samples to analyze, we determine the appropriate instrumentation and correct analytical method to use for each project on a case-by-case basis.
You or our staff, depending on who is doing the sampling, download a chain of custody and fill it out as samples are deployed and collected.
Upon receiving the samples at the lab, we perform an inspection of the chain of custody and match all listed samples with samples that we receive. We then check to ensure that the appropriate turnaround time is met. If samples are to be stored before analysis, they are stored in a suitable environment, i.e., fridge or freezer.
Samples are extracted, injected or thermally desorbed, depending on the sampling media and the analytical method that has been chosen. Next, samples are analyzed on the instrument of choice, i.e., GC-MS, GC-FID, etc.
Data is quality-reduced, meaning the analyst interprets the data from the machine that has been used. They then quality assure the data themselves before giving it to a colleague for a final and independent review.
Once the data has passed scrutiny, it is sent to the client in either a lab report which can detail concentrations, or a more detailed report with recommendations and guidance as to how to mitigate exposures if values are determined to be excessive.