Vermiculite Laboratory Test


Our prepaid laboratory test tells if your Vermiculite insulation is contaminated with asbestos. Please note that this is not a DIY kit. You need to send your samples to our accredited laboratory in London, Ontario, Canada. The samples are analyzed by EPA method and reported with sensitivity of 0.1% by weight. Please check you local regulation for acceptable asbestos limit. For example, in Ontario, Canada, materials with concentration of asbestos of 0.5% or more are regulated as “Asbestos Containing Materials” and recognized as hazardous.

Please remember to enclose your order number (will be generated once the order is paid) , full name, phone number, and email, in the package with your samples. Please make sure you check the shipping instructions below.



Check your vermiculite insulation for asbestos to make sure that it is safe.  Simply select number of samples that you want to test, and place your order.

If you want to learn more about asbestos law, materials that often contain asbestos, our rush service, shipping recommendations, or find out how many samples should you collect to make you test legally compliant, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you have any questions, please email us at your convenience

Take a scoop of vermiculite from the bottom of insulation layer. Laboratory needs 20 g of vermiculite for testing, this is about a cup full of vermiculite. Place the sample into  Ziploc bag, close it, and label the bag with a permanent marker something like: “insulation taken near east corner” or “insulation above the kitchen”. If you want to test more than one sample, each sample should be placed in a separate bag. Please take as many samples as you need, count the number of samples, and select corresponding number of tests on this page.

Once the package with your samples is ready, please:

  1. Print the payment receipt for your order
  2. Place the printed receipt into the box/envelope with your samples
  3. Print and complete the “Request for Analysis Form” , and get it ready for shipping with the samples
  4. Send or deliver the samples and the paperwork to our laboratory

LCS Laboratory Inc.

700 Collip Circle, Unit 218

London ON, N6G 4X8


(519) 777-5232

Thank you again for your order

When you take a sample, presume the worst and protect yourself from asbestos. Asbestos is the most toxic when you inhale it. To be safe and “just in case”, you should wear N100 or P100 dust mask.

Additional information

Test Turnaround Time

10 business days (default), 6 business days, 5 business days, 4 business days, 3 business days, 2 business days, 1 (next) business day, Same business day

1 review for Vermiculite Laboratory Test

  1. 5 out of 5

    Eric Parent (verified owner)

    I’m a home inspector out of Ottawa. I’ve been using Dr. Reut’s services for over a year now for all my vermiculite testing needs. The service has always been professional, accurate, and reports have always been delivered on time. As a professional home inspector for over 22 years, I rely on partners like LCS to be able to serve my clients with accurate quality inspection services. LCS always meets its deadlines and always provides accurate and professional service. Their rates are unbeatable, and the various turnaround times are ideal as it allows for time-critical cases, which often come up in real estate transactions.

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