The updated assay and price list for
2022-23 is now available and will come in to force from 1 April
2022. We have tried to minimise price increases as much as
We continue to stress the importance that only the isocyanates
in use in the workplace are requested for analysis. We are
happy to advise which isocyanates to monitor if safety datasheets
are provided (email them).
Requesting additional isocyanates when they are not required can
lead to interpretation challenges, which is why we are recommending
only the isocyanates used on the day of sampling are requested.
Where requesting the measurement of the solvent itself in urine
(rather than a metabolite), please ensure that the sample bottles
are filled to the shoulder to minimise losses from evaporation.
This applies to tests such as dichloromethane (DCM), butanone
(MEK), MIBK, acetone, tetrahydrofuran (THF) and toluene.
In order to continue to provide certain services, some tests
have been moved from a price-per-sample basis to a bespoke basis
(which incurs a minimum charge). This change applies to haemoglobin
and ZPP in blood and bendiocarb, cyclohexanone, glyphosate, phenol,
retinol binding protein and total protein in urine. Pyrethrum has
been added to the available tests. We are no longer offering
haemoglobin and ZPP as part of a standard blood lead test and
existing customers have already been contacted about this
In order to minimise price rises, we are encouraging online ordering
(and payment) for smaller numbers of samples.
Currently online ordering is
available for the most common tests and we have now added urine
dichloromethane to the list.
Important changes to the Request Form
We continue to enforce the use of anonymised codes for workers
in order to comply with GDPR. Existing customers will already have
been contacted with regard to the data that we currently hold and
to agree a coding system going forward. Please do engage with us to
agree the coding and ensure that you use the system each time
samples are sent for analysis. Further information on GDPR is available
on our website.
We look forward to providing a high quality analytical service
to you in the coming year. As ever, if there are analyses that do
not appear on the list that you are interested in, please contact
Registration. Take care.