Model # AS108

Internet #202731785

Store SKU #600480

PRO-LAB Asbestos Test Kit
0683431991088

PRO-LAB

Asbestos Test Kit

  • Approved laboratory test to analyze for asbestos contamination
  • Provides a lab report within one week of receipt of sample
  • Safe and easy to use with EPA approved lab methods
$715 /each
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Product Overview

  • Approved laboratory test to analyze for asbestos contamination
  • Provides a lab report within one week of receipt of sample
  • Safe and easy to use with EPA approved lab methods
Asbestos is a mineral that occurs naturally in the environment that is made up of long, thin fibers that look similar to fiberglass. Found in many manufactured products prior to the mid-1980 such as pipe insulation, ceiling and floor tiles, paints, caulking, fire resistant clothing and brake pads. Asbestos exposure may pose serious health risks.
  • Safe and easy to use
  • EPA approved lab methods
  • Prepaid postage envelope included
  • $40.00 lab analysis fee required for standard lab results
  • Asbestos deaths appear to be increasing every year. Asbestos kills 20,000 people every year

Product Overview

  • Approved laboratory test to analyze for asbestos contamination
  • Provides a lab report within one week of receipt of sample
  • Safe and easy to use with EPA approved lab methods
Model #: AS108
Sku #: 600480
Internet #: 202731785

Asbestos is a mineral that occurs naturally in the environment that is made up of long, thin fibers that look similar to fiberglass. Found in many manufactured products prior to the mid-1980 such as pipe insulation, ceiling and floor tiles, paints, caulking, fire resistant clothing and brake pads. Asbestos exposure may pose serious health risks.

  • Safe and easy to use
  • EPA approved lab methods
  • Prepaid postage envelope included
  • $40.00 lab analysis fee required for standard lab results
  • Asbestos deaths appear to be increasing every year. Asbestos kills 20,000 people every year

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
0.75
Product Height (in.)
8
Product Width (in.)
6

Details

Biodegradable
Yes
Child safe
Yes
Commercial / Residential
Commercial / Residential
Detects/ Tests For
Identifies dangerous asbestos fibers to as little as 1% content by weight
Number of Uses
1
Returnable
90-Day
Time Until Results
Mail to Laboratory

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
0.75
Product Height (in.)
8
Product Width (in.)
6

Details

Biodegradable
Yes
Child safe
Yes
Commercial / Residential
Commercial / Residential
Detects/ Tests For
Identifies dangerous asbestos fibers to as little as 1% content by weight
Number of Uses
1
Returnable
90-Day
Time Until Results
Mail to Laboratory

Questions & Answers

My home was built in 1986. Some portions of the ceiling are coated with a popcorn stucco coating ...

My home was built in 1986. Some portions of the ceiling are coated with a popcorn stucco coating that I wish to remove. Would it be wise to test for asbestos before wetting and scraping?
Asked by: butters
Make sure to read very carefully how to remove the stucco safely for the test. It needs to be removed in a certain way so as not to release dry asbestos into the air.
Answered by: HomeOwnerEddy
Date published: 2017-09-16

Is it safe for me to test for asbestos or should I hire a professional to do this.

It seems to me that if I don't know if something has asbestos I should leave it alone until I know.
Asked by: Mussafa
You can do it yourself.
Answered by: Jlouis
Date published: 2017-07-01

How long does it take to get the results of the test?

Asked by: AV
I mailed my sample two weeks ago. I got an e-mail a week later, saying I would receive the results by email on Oct. 4, 2017. Two days later, I'm still waiting. Something tells me, based on others' experience that I'm going to have to contact them (which is supposedly very hard to do) and maybe get ready to wait two or three weeks longer.
Answered by: Homeowner
Date published: 2017-10-05

This is more of a comment than a question. If what this 'kit' contains is just an addressed enve...

This is more of a comment than a question. If what this 'kit' contains is just an addressed envelope to collect the sample in, couldn't I save $8 by using my own envelope and finding the address elsewhere? Collecting the sample consists of just placing a bit of the stuff to be tested in the envelope, sealing and then mailing it. Not exactly rocket science. No protective gear provided or needed in fact.
Asked by: LeadHead
No, that's not all that the kit contains, because there's more to proper Asbestos handling than just throwing a sample in an envelope. The reason we test for Asbestos is that it is potentially deadly to have in our presence. Yes, in fact, protective gear IS necessary. Yes, in fact, extra protection IS necessary, and there are many laws and regulations that apply here: the Clean Air Act; Federal Hazardous Materials Transportation Act; Federal Hazardous Materials Regulations; Postal Service Hazardous, Restricted, Perishable Mail Regulations, etc. Think about sending it through the mail: Remember Anthrax? What you'd potentially mailing out is similar in exposure risk, and postal workers who handled envelopes with Anthrax were exposed to it just through the envelopes! Per the Clean Air Act, Asbestos MUST be wet down and "STRICTLY CONTAINED." Only an APPROVED container will not only satisfy the law, it will protect anyone who handles that piece of mail. This sample has to be wet down and stay wet during transport; the kit contains instructions on the proper, safe extraction techniques, a container that will keep the sample wet, and provides information on resources to help the consumer who has trouble extracting a sample. Also, there's more information that needs to accompany the sample by law, not just the consumer's name and address. Asbestos is a toxic pollutant that can cause lethal and incurable cancers - there's additional information that needs to go along with it or they can't test it. The sample must be safe for 1) the consumer to extract; 2) their family to have a spot exposed; 3) postal workers handling the mail; 4) other pieces of mail that come into contact with that sample in transit; 5) people at the lab who will be opening it up and testing it. Those are a lot of people who need to be protected, by law, but also out of humanity. Yes, this kit does do that, or at least helps facilitate that if one uses it correctly. If a person isn't worried about how dangerous Asbestos is, I suggest they just don't get it tested. I'm not saying that to be mean, I'm saying that to save them, their family, and potentially thousands of people the health risk. Leaving it alone, in place, is safer than disturbing and distributing it. Anyone can watch episodes of construction or real estate flip shows that Home Depot sponsors on DIY Network and HGTV where they have buildings with Asbestos shingles to remodel; they often show the process that the contractors go through to get rid of the Asbestos. The experts take it very seriously: only the abatement team's allowed on site during removal, no one's permitted to even break one shingle open unless it's wet and the house is tented, everyone's in head-to-toe HAZMAT gear, where they have on-site showers the workers go through before they can leave the protected part of the house, and they have to leave their HAZMAT gear behind the protected covering - it's thrown away after they are done - and the Asbestos is taken to a prearranged, government-approved waste site only. Handling Asbestos without proper instructions and without approved HAZMAT gear not only isn't a smart move, it isn't legal. This question/comment totally ignores just how dangerous even a little bit of Asbestos can be, and how many innocent people a person potentially exposes when they send a regular envelope of it in the mail. And the person who answered it with a flippant remark needs some educating, too, on just how dangerous it is. I feel it's somewhat irresponsible to let this sit here unchallenged, where state regulators can see the nonchalance concerning such a dangerous subject unanswered. This topic concerns a legal matter that other viewers of the question/comment shouldn't take without a caveat.
Answered by: KER33
Date published: 2017-11-11
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Customer Reviews

Asbestos Test Kit is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 163.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Been almost 2 weeks and still haven't got the results. They made sure they cashed the check right... Been almost 2 weeks and still haven't got the results. They made sure they cashed the check right away.
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I thought the test would cost $40 but the fine... I thought the test would cost $40 but the fine print made it $80. Floor tile always will have glue attached. I felt very deceived.
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I sent the sample to ProLab 5 weeks ago, they deposited my check but no response. I talked to th... I sent the sample to ProLab 5 weeks ago, they deposited my check but no response. I talked to their customer service rep at 954-384-4446. They don't have any record of me. Their "accounting dept." can't find any record of my payment. I emailed a copy of my check showing their endorsement. Rep said they will send a reimbursement check. I called 1-1/2 weeks later and they say the "payment has been processed". What does that mean? "It means the payment has been processed!", they say. They act like a business that's about to go belly up. Next I'm going to hit HD up for the purchase price.
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This is not a 'test kit', this is a 'sample... This is not a 'test kit', this is a 'sample kit', so that's misleading. A test kit would be a kit allowing me to do the test myself. The lab fees were not mentioned or hinted at anywhere in the PR. The lab did the test, and notified me in a reasonable time.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad. I had my basement ceiling tiles tested with the kit. The description promises results in... Not bad. I had my basement ceiling tiles tested with the kit. The description promises results in five days; it took closer to two weeks to get results back. Result percentages are "visually estimated by volume". At least it's some peace of mind for $40.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good... good
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Warnning: if you are testing floor tile, you need to... Warnning: if you are testing floor tile, you need to send $80, not $40 as advertised on the package. Apparently they test both the tile and the adhesive, so they charge you for two tests. I had to pay the $80 even though there was no adhesive on my tile. I think it was peel n stick tile. But this is still a lot cheaper than paying someone to take the sample for you. It took about two weeks to get the results, but that is because i sent it right before Hurricane Irma, and the lab is near Miami, so I'm just thankful they were able to complete the test and get my results.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good, but not necessarily official The kit contains a sample bag, plastic gloves, instructions, a detailed order form to help you identify the address and location of each test, and a prepaid mailer. Some tests require a $40 payment, others, e.g. floor tile, an $80 payment. The results came by email as a 2-page PDF email attachment 18 days after I mailed the samples. I could have ordered faster service at an additional cost. The cost of one test kit + lab work was about $87.72. Many asbestos abatement companies offer the services of a licensed asbestos inspector (as required by law in some locations) at a comparable cost. Did I just throw away some money? Maybe, but I know I have asbestos.
Date published: 2016-10-19
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