Biological testing

We analyse chemicals and substances used in the workplace to determine if occupational health and safety exposure levels have been exceeded.

Our laboratory utilises state of the art modern instrumental techniques. The dangerous chemicals we test for can include:

  • industrial chemicals
  • solvents & BTEX
  • cytotoxic drugs
  • arsenic speciation
  • herbicides and insecticides
  • heavy metals like lead, mercury and cadmium

Our state of the art techniques include:

  • GC-MS
  • LC-MS/MS
  • LC-ICPMS
  • XRD
  • XRF
  • FTIR
  • PLM microscopy
  • Gravimetrics

Laboratory staff are specialists in the above areas with extensive experience.The laboratory is NATA accredited and complies with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025. Our NATA accreditation number is 3726.

Blood testing

Blood samples are collected by a qualified medical professional and transported to the laboratory for analysis under appropriate conditions. 

Typically, a 10 ml heparinised blood sample is collected and should be sufficient for two tests per sample. 

The laboratory provides the analysis report to the requester of the analysis, which is usually the organisation that sends the sample to our lab.

Urine testing

Urine samples must be collected in such a manner that contamination of the specimen is avoided and transported to the laboratory for analysis under appropriate conditions. 

Typically, a 50 ml urine specimen is collected and should be sufficient for 2-3 tests per sample. The Laboratory can provide urine specimen containers, if required. 

The laboratory provides the analysis report to the requester of the analysis, which is usually the organisation that sends the sample to our lab.

Our chemical analysis handbook has more information on this testing. You can also call 02 9473 4000 or email lab@workcover.nsw.gov.au for more information.

Book your test by filling out an request form.

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lab@safework.nsw.gov.au
Telephone
+61 (2) 9473 4000
Office hours
8:30am to 5:00pm Monday - Friday

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