Asbestos Analysis


CatesLab provides asbestos-testing services for the identification of asbestos in bulk materials. We adhere to the highest set of QA standards.

Turn around (TA) times include: Rush-ASAP, Rush-24HR,      2-Day (standard), 3-4 Day, 5-Day

Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM) -

Air Sample Analysis (NIOSH 7400)

Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) -

Bulk Sample Analysis (EPA 600/R-93/116) &
Interim Method (EPA 600/M4-82-020)

  • Roofing Samples (multi-layered)
  • Soil Samples
  • Point Count Quantification
  • Gravimetric Analysis

Mold Analysis


CatesLab provides mold-testing services for genus identification of spore traps & bulk/tape lift samples. 
We adhere to the highest set of QA standards.

Turn around (TA) times include: Rush-ASAP, Rush-24HR,    2-Day (standard), 3 Day

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) -

Non-Viable Air (Air-O-Cell, Allergenco, etc.)
  • Standard Profile (count and genus indentification)
  • Expanded Profile (count and genus indentification, insect parts, pollen & skin)

Non-Viable Bulk (tape lift, swab, etc.)

  • Genus Indentification

Architectural/Engineering Coatings Analysis

  • Architectural Stone Characterization and Material Identification      by PLM
  • Paint Services - Dry Mil Thickness, Forensic Analysis for Paint Deterioration, Color Determination and Photomicrography

Forensic Petrographic Analysis

  • Principal Petrographer - Field Investigation/Sampling
  • Mortar Analysis - Petrography - ASTM C1324 (Level III)
  • Mortar Analysis - Petrography - ASTM C1324 w/Chemistry
  • Mortar Analysis - Petrography - ASTM C1324 w/Thin Section
  • Mortar Analysis - Mineralogy/Sand:Binder/Sieve (Level II)
  • Material Characterization/Mineralogy (Level I)

CatesLab will provide additional services and pricing upon request.

Quality Services

Quality Services is the number one priority of CatesLab, of which there are two primary aspects: Client Services & Quality Assurance

Client Services

  • It is crucial to communicate openly with the client during contract negotiation and during the execution of the contracted work. CatesLab understands that client deadlines are critical in order for the client to disseminate information and make recommendations to the property manager/owner. Therefore, sample turnaround is high priority, without compromising quality. CatesLab encourages feedback from clients in order to improve the quality system, testing activities and client service.

Quality Assurance

  • Cateslab emphasizes and adheres to all aspects of the laboratory quality system. A laboratory is only as good as its functional quality system. It must be carried out with the same attention as the actual work performed. Quality analytical testing will not be compromised by turnaround time. Analysts receive classroom academic instruction as well as hands-on training, which is emphasized during the training process. Quality Control (QC) is performed in a timely manner in order to ensure that quality laboratory test results are being produced.