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Australian Water Technologies - Ensight Analytical Laboratories

51 Hermitage Road West Ryde NSW 2114

Phone: 02 9334 0926,
02 9334 0901
FAX: 02 9334 0741

NATA accredited to test lead in waters (other than saline) and soils

Australian Environmental Laboratories

Botany Industrial Park, Gate 3, Denison St Matraville NSW 2036

Phone: 02 9666 1426
FAX: 02 9666 1364

NATA registered laboratories.

Australian Government Analytical Laboratories, Regional Laboratory

1 Suakin St
Pymble NSW 2073

Phone: 02 9449 0111

NATA accredited to test lead in paint, leachable lead in crockery and analysis of miscellaneous items for heavy metal content.

Australian Laboratory Services Pty Ltd

277 -289 Woodpark Rd Smithfield NSW 2164

Phone: 02 8784 8555
FAX: 02 8784 8500
WEB: www.als.com.au

NATA accredited to test lead in water (including saline), soils, trade wastes and solid wastes.

APS Analytical Services

8 Abbott Road Seven Hills NSW 2147

Phone: 02 9839 4075
FAX: 02 9839 4296

NATA accredited for analysis of lead (and other elements) in waters (trade wastes), chemicals (metallic coatings and treatment solutions), laboratory reagents (pharmaceutical ingredients), etc. APS advised the Lead Advisory Service of their lead analysis service in May 1999, in response to the ceiling dust issue in the hail damage area of Eastern Sydney in April 1999. Contact APS for a prompt lead analysis of ceiling dusts costing $34 per sample reducing by 30% for more than 10 samples submitted at once. The usual turn around time is 10 working days. A flat fee of $34 / sample applies to urgent samples with a 48 hour turnaround time. In mid 2001, there was doubt as to whether APS would analyse samples for the public.

Analabs

12 Excell Street Banksmeadow NSW 2019

Phone: 02 9316 4255

NATA accredited to test lead in water, soils, trade wastes and sediments

Amdel Limited

99 Mitchell Road, Cardiff NSW 2285

Phone: +61 2 4902 4800
FAX: +61 2 4902 4899

NATA accredited to test lead in foods and agricultural products, lead in cosmetics, perfumes and essential oils, lead in waters, soils and sediments, lead in childrens toy's.

Aminya Laboratories Pty Ltd (previously called Western Metals Resources) - Burnie Laboratory

39 River Road Wivenhoe TAS 7320

Phone: 03 6432 1060
FAX: 03 6432 1058
EMAIL: [email protected]

NATA accredited to test lead in ores and minerals - lead ores (NATA Accreditation No 1772). Conditionally available for the public, eg. if not too busy.

Analytical Services Tasmania,
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Heritage and the Arts

18 St Johns Ave,
New Town;
Hobart, TAS 7008

Phone: (03) 6230 7000
Fax: (03) 6230 7001
 Email_Address

NATA accredited to test lead in water, soils, sediments, and biota, residues in constituents of the environment - waters, solid, sediments, atmospheric dust fall & biota. (NATA Accreditation N0. 5589).

Bradken Resources

410 Hobart Road, Launceston South TAS 7249

Phone: 03 6344 0102
03 6344 7733
FAX: 03 6344 2911
Web:www.bradken.com.au/facilities.aspx
Email:Peter McLinden(Manufacturing Manager

NATA accredited to test lead in metals and alloys (NATA Accreditation No. 1786). Conditionally available for the public, eg. if not too busy.

Coffs Harbour City Council Environmental Laboratories

Locked Bag 155
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Phone: 02 6648 4460
FAX: 02 6648 4466

NATA accredited to test for lead in water & waste water & may test soil & paint but is not NATA accredited for these. They monitor the main sewage works for Coffs Harbour and are situated beside it.

Enviromet Operations

12 Clearview Place Brookvale NSW 2100

Phone: 02 9905 0618

NATA accredited to test lead in waters (other than saline) and soils

Environmental Analytical Services And Testing Laboratories (EAST Laboratories Pty Ltd)

73 Military Road Port Kembla NSW 2505

Phone: 02 4274 0433
FAX: 02 4274 0434

NATA accredited to test lead in water, soil, sludges, leachates, solid wastes and atmospheric dust fall.

Environmental Geochemistry Services, Department Of Mineral Resources

PO Box 76 Lidcombe NSW 1825

Phone: 02 9646 1644
EMAIL: [email protected]
WEB: www.minerals.nsw.gov.au

NATA accredited to test lead in waters (other than saline), soils, paint and sediments. It is up to the Manager (Kerry Brooks) whether lead analysis is carried out for customers who are not from within the NSW Dept of Mineral Resources.

Environmental Health Division, Queensland Health Department

GPO BOX 48 Brisbane PO QLD 4001

Phone: sw 07 3328 9310
WEB:
www.health.qld.gov.au/
ph/Documents/ehu/5794.pdf

Free paint testing within Queensland - 11 offices around the state.

Geological Services - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)

PO Box 136 North Ryde NSW 2113

Phone: 02 9490 8634,
sw 02 9490 8666
FAX: 02 9490 8921
WEB: www.csiro.au

CSIRO Geological Services can assess ceiling dust or vacuum cleaner dust, either sampled by CSIRO or the client, for lead, arsenic, cadmium, copper, chromium, mercury, and zinc. Other assessments that can be done are size analysis of particles, basic optical and/or scanning electron microscopy for lead bearing particles, and lead testing of paint particles. Results approximately four weeks from receipt of sample. Samples of dust should be collected with a clean plastic spoon, scrape 3-4 teaspoons into a "new" plastic bag. Do not collect any roof insulation in the sample.

GM Laboratories

Unit 2 87-89 Moore St Leichhardt NSW 2040

Phone: 02 9564 1033

NATA accredited to test lead in soils, sediments, solid waste and waters.

HLA-Envirosciences Pty Ltd

PO Box 73 Hunter Region Mail Centre NSW 2310

Phone: 02 4968 9433
FAX: 02 4968 0349
EMAIL: [email protected]

NATA accredited to test for lead as a constituent of the environment - ie. In waters, leachates & soils.

Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research,
NSW Health Dept - Division of Analytical Laboratories (DAL), part of Westmead AHS

PO Box 162 Lidcombe NSW 1825

Phone: dir 02 9646 0424,
sw 02 9646 0222
WEB: www.health.nsw.gov.au

NATA accredited to test lead in food residues, agricultural products, blood, serum, urine, water, childrens toys and from buildings. Samples can be delivered to the lab between 9-4:30 weekdays or posted to PO Box 162 Lidcombe 2141, Less than 10 samples will cost $40 each and if total is less than $100, a cheque made out to "Division of Analytical Laboratories" must accompany the samples. Larger amounts will be billed.
As of June 2005, Lidcombe lab is now offering tooth lead testing to the public. The cost is $40 per tooth, aim is one week turnaround, there is no interpretive report, no identification of the tooth by a dentist and no guarantee that the lead is not on the outside of the tooth due to contamination in storage or transit. The Lidcombe lab was used for tooth lead assays in the PhD thesis on lead in children's teeth in Broken Hill by Monish Arora.

Labpoint, ETRS (Engineering, Testing & Research Services)

Locked Bag 131 Auburn NSW 2144

Phone: 1800 671 096

NATA accredited to test lead in water, wastewater and soil.

LabMark Pty Limited

Unit 1, 8 Leighton Place Asquith NSW 2077

Phone: 02 9476 6533
FAX: 02 9476 8219
EMAIL: [email protected]
WEB: http://www.labmark.com.au

LabMark is NATA accredited for: lead in soil, water, paint (liquid & dried flakes), air filter samples, dust wipes, dust swabs. The same samples are NATA accredited for 9-20 other metals including arsenic & cadmium & selenium. Organic compounds (including pesticides, PCBs), inorganic compounds and others eg. Asbestos, in dust, soil, water and air.

Launceston City Council

PO Box 396 Launceston TAS 7250

Phone: 03 6323 3000
FAX: 03 6323 3001

NATA accredited to test lead in waters (NATA Accreditation No. 1306). Conditionally available for the public, eg. if not too busy.

The LEAD Group Inc. PO Box 161
Summer Hill NSW 2130
Phone: 02 9716 0014 
Fax: 02 9716 90055
Email: www.lead.org.au/cu.html
Web: www.lead.org.au
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Buy a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) - sampling / lab analysis lead kit

Our lead test kits are the only ones available in Australia for testing a wide variety of samples at a lab (which charges us a charity rate so you pay less).
You take the samples, and send them to Sydney Analytical Labs.
The lab analyses the samples, and we explain the results.
See the fact sheet for ideas about items and locations to test, and read why purchasers are so impressed with the kit and follow-up advice.
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OR print form for mail order or fax.

Comprehensive (8 sample) Kit $275 or $250 for LEAD Group members (inc. GST).  Consists of 8 sample containers which you can use for any combination of sample types.

Basic (2 sample) Kit $120 or $100 for LEAD Group members (inc. GST). Consists of 2 sample containers which you can use for any combination of sample types.

Water (2 sample) Kit $100 or $85 for LEAD Group members (inc. GST). Consists of 2 sample containers.

Maxwell Chemicals - Techservices Division

19 Hale Street Botany NSW 2019

Phone: 02 9838 7599

NATA accredited to test lead in sampling of trade wastes and sewage for lead

MGT Environmental Consulting

3 Kingston Town Close Oakleigh VIC 3166

Phone: 03 9564 7055

This Melbourne lead assessor can come & collect a sample for lead testing or the householder can send a sample for $12/sample. They'll analyse it & charge a minimum of $25 for writing a report. The do 5,000 samples a week & participate in external quality control & are NATA accredited.

Mirotone

21 Marigold St Revesby NSW 2212

Phone: 02 9772 4555

NATA accredited to test lead in paint (ie wet paint in a paint tin, not old paint chips)

MPL Occupational and Environmental Solutions

Level 2, 16 Hilly St Mortlake NSW 2137

Phone: 02 9736 1688
FAX: 02 8765 1829

MPL carry out contaminated site audits and workplace hazardous substances audits, paint inspections, compliance auditing for OH&S lab tests in their NATA accredited lab in Perth, and environmental risk assessments among other things.

NATA Sydney Head Office

7 Leeds Street Rhodes NSW 2138

Phone: 02  9736 8222
FAX: 02 9743 5311
WEB: www.nata.asn.au

Phone NATA to ask for the updated list of laboratories in your state that are accredited to do some form of lead testing. The list of NATA accredited labs for lead tests is accessible via website www.nata.asn.au

NATA Adelaide Office

154 Fullarton Road Rose Park SA 5067

Phone: 08 8331 7200
FAX: 08 8331 7223
WEB: www.nata.asn.au

Phone NATA to ask for the updated list of laboratories in your state that are accredited to do some form of lead testing. The list of NATA accredited labs for lead tests is accessible via website www.nata.asn.au

NATA Brisbane Office

80 Jephson St Toowong QLD 4066

Phone: 07 3870 3844
FAX: 07 8704 570
WEB: www.nata.asn.au

Phone NATA to ask for the updated list of laboratories in your state that are accredited to do some form of lead testing. The list of NATA accredited labs for lead tests is accessible via website www.nata.asn.au

NATA Perth Office

Suite 5, Technology Centre, 2 Brodie-Hall Dr Bentley WA 6102

Phone: 08 9451 0883
FAX: 08 9470 1323
WEB: www.nata.asn.au

Phone NATA to ask for the updated list of laboratories in your state that are accredited to do some form of lead testing. The list of NATA accredited labs for lead tests is accessible via website www.nata.asn.au

NATA Tasmania - contact Melbourne Office

71-73 Flemington Road North Melbourne VIC 3051

Phone: 03 9329 1633
FAX: 03 9326 5148
WEB: www.nata.asn.au

Phone NATA to ask for the updated list of laboratories in your state that are accredited to do some form of lead testing. The list of NATA accredited labs for lead tests is accessible via website www.nata.asn.au

National Medical Services (NMS) 2300 Stratford Avenue, Willow Grove, PA, 19090-4195 USA PH: 2156574900 or free call USA 800-522-6671
EMAIL: [email protected]
WEB: www.nmslab.com
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry publication: Directory of Rare Analyses, indicates that National Medical Services (NMS), performs lead testing in Hair, Nails and other specimens for post-mortem or forensic cases.
NMS also offers tooth lead testing as a "Special Request" test.
They do not however work with private individuals. A person would need to either go through a Dr., Lawyer or another lab in order for NMS to do the testing.

NSW Department of Primary Industries

NSW DPI district offices

customer service centres

NATA-accredited and independent, giving you consistent, reliable results. Soil testing service
The soil sampling kit provides all you need to submit your samples to our laboratory. The sampling kits are supplied free of charge but there is a charge for testing the contents, please contact our customer service unit for current prices. They are available at NSW DPI district offices or through our customer service centres

Portable XRF Services Pty Ltd 10/5 Colin Street, West Perth 6005

PO Box 760, West Perth 6872

Phone/fax: +61 08 9321 2830
Mobile +61 0407 382 361
Email_Address
WEB:
http://www.pxrfs.com.au
Portable XRF Services is based in Western  Australia and provides a non-destructive Lead paint testing service using portable XRF analysers or hire of portable XRF instruments. We can also do soil testing for Lead and other contaminating elements.

The Supervising Scientist, Product Section, Queensland Health Scientific Services

PO Box 594 Archerfield QLD 4108

Phone: 07 3274 9105

NATA accredited to test lead in paint.

Sydney Analytical Laboratories

1 / 4 Abbott Road
Seven Hills NSW 2147

Phone: 02 9838 8903
FAX: 02 9838 8919

NATA registered laboratories to test lead in dust, paint and soil. Sydney Analytical Laboratories are NATA accredited to test lead in waters (including saline, sewage and trade wastes), soils, sediments and biota.

Trace and Toxic Element Unit - Department of Clinical Biochemistry, RPAH

Camperdown NSW 2050

Phone: 02 9515 8841
FAX: 02 9515 7931

The Trace & Toxic Element Unit can assess lead and other heavy metals in paint, soil and dust (as well as blood). They may also be able to test teeth.

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