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Comprehensive Contamination Examination

Comprehensive Contamination Examination

This in-depth testing suite covers an extensive range of heavy metals, persistent organic pollutants, asbestos, furans, PCBs and PFAs. The full list is:

  • Arsenic (As)
  • Cadmium (Cd)
  • Calcium (Ca)
  • Chromium (Cr)
  • Copper (Cu)
  • Iron (Fe)
  • Lead (Pb)
  • Mercury (Hg, total)
  • Nickel (Ni)
  • Selenium (Se)
  • Zinc (Zn)
  • Benzo(a)pyrene (BaP)
  • Other polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
  • Total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH - C10-C40)
  • Monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (MAHs or BTEX)
  • Phenols
  • Asbestos
  • Cyanide
  • Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs)/Dioxins/Furans
  • Perfluorinated alkylated substances or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs)


- Please note that the turnaround time on the Comprehensive Contamination Examination is longer than our standard five days and can run up to 12 weekdays.


    We will send you a testing kit that includes a soil sample bag and two small amber jars (these need to be filled right to the top because some of the elements we are testing for can interact with air) as well as instructions on how to take samples from your garden or allotment. When you're done, place the two-thirds full sample bag and jars back in the box that will have a pre-paid postage label already affixed, seal it and pop the package into a Royal Mail post box or drop it off at a local post office.

    Click here to find your nearest post box location

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