Ingesting lead paint and breathing in lead dust is the No. 1 contributor to lead poisoning in the US, which causes brain damage and affects over 200,000 children each year. This Lead in Paint Testing Kit is so important in determining the safety of your home. If your home was built before 1978, you should use this test to be on the safe side.
Lead based paint can be on walls, ceilings, woodwork, windows, furniture, toys and even floors. With our testing kit, you can test either lead paint or lead dust with EPA and HUD approved methods. Once you collect a sample and send it back to our lab, the test conducted utilizes a atomic absorption spectrometer via a graphite furnace. Within two weeks you'll receive results so you can rest comfortably knowing your home is safe.
NOTE: There is a $30.00 Lab fee required for laboratory analysis.
NOTE: This sample collection kit provides 2 (two) sample bags. You may take a sample of either one paint or one dust sample or you make take two samples of either paint or dust. Optionally, additional samples (in your own plastic bag) may also be included for analysis. Each sample requires a $20 lab analysis fee.
– DIRECTIONS FOR taking a PAINT sample –
ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUIRED: KNIFE OR SCRAPER 1. Locate the suspect test area and clean the surface of dust and dirt. 2. Put on the enclosed plastic gloves and using a clean knife, scraper, or other device suitable for removing paint, cut at an angle to expose all layers of paint down to the substrate (cement wall, wall board, wood, or other base surface). 3. Collect approximately 1 tablespoon full of paint chips or scrapings and place inside the enclosed sample bag and seal. BE CAREFUL that the paint sample does NOT include the substrate as this will dilute the test causing inaccurate results.
ADDITIONAL MA TERIALS REQUIRED: RULER OR TAPE MEASURE 1. Selection of test area. High friction surfaces are most likely to have deteriorating paint causing lead dust. Therefore, choose the area with the highest degree of wear and tear such as bare floors, inter ior window sills and window w ells (the area in which the closed window sits). 2. For a bare floor measure a one-square foot area for sampling. This can be: 1 ft. x 1 ft., or 6 in. x 2 ft., or 4 in x 3 ft. If you are testing the window sill or window well, measure the length and width of the surface and write it down on the information form below. IMPORTANT: The laboratory must have the measurement in order to calculate your results. 3. Obtaining the sample. Put on the enclosed plastic gloves to avoid contact between your skin and the sample. Take the wipe out of the sample bag provided. a. Completely unfold the wipe and rub it in a backward ‘S’ pattern once over the entire sampling area, taking care not to ‘push’ the dust, but actually pick it up. See “1st” illustration. b. Fold the wipe in half so that the soiled side is to the inside of the wipe, (folding the dust into the wipe). Next rub once over the surface area again at a 90 degree angle to the first backward ‘S’ as shown at right. See “2nd” illustration. Then fold the dust into the wipe and p lace the used wipe back in the sample bag and seal.
STANDARD LAB RESULTS The Professional Lead Test Kit for Paint & Dust requires a $20 lab fee for each sample submitted Place the sample bags in the enclosed pre-paid postage envelope along with the information form, and a check, money order (made payable to PRO-LAB ) or a credit card voucher for $15 per sample submitted (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX or Discover only). Mail immediately with- in 24 hours of the collection of the sample(s). Within two weeks after PRO-LAB has received your samples, we will send you an easy to read evaluation indicating the exact content of lead in your paint or dust sample.
EXPRESS FAX SERVICE Express Service is available for an additional $20 per sample. In order to use the express service, you must send the sample(s) , the information form and proper payment to PRO-LAB using an overnight shipping company such as Federal Express, Airborne Express or UPS. Send the samples to PRO-LAB, 1675 N. Commerce Parkway, Suite 100, Weston, FL 33326. (Express sample can only be received Monday - Friday). Within 72 hours of our receipt you will receive your faxed results.
International buyers are responsible for shipping the specimens back to the lab in the United States. TestCountry is not responsible for failed tests due to delays and/or miscollection of specimens.