Analytical Labs San Francisco, Inc. (ALSF)
Established in 1989, Analytical Labs San Francisco, Inc. (ALSF) is an asbestos testing laboratory that specializes in quality analysis of bulk, soil, and serpentine rock using a polarized light microscope, also referred to as PLM Bulk Samples. We have a current City and County San Francisco Business Registration.

Former Accreditations for Asbestos Testing
twenty-six years for asbestos testing by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP #101909), a division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); we had been successfully assessed to ISO/IEC 17025 and the required EPA method listed on our scope of accreditation from 1990 through 2016..

Our Scope of Analysis
Our laboratory analysis includes both current and interim EPA methods and the California Air Resources Board methods:

Bulk samples analyzed in accordance with "Method for the Determination of Asbestos in Bulk Building Materials" EPA/600/R-93/116, July 1993 and EPA/M4-82-020 “Interim Method for the Determination of Asbestos in Bulk Insulation Samples”. The method detection limit is less than 1% or 1%, respectively.

Soil and rock samples are analyzed in accordance with Sections 7.0 -9.0 of the California Air Resources Method 435 (CARB 435)

Quality Assurance for Asbestos Testing: Our laboratory currently participates in the American Industrial Hygiene Association Proficiency Testing Program (BAPAT) for bulk samples. (AIHA # 101741)

ALSF maintains the highest quality standards through quality reviews and consistency of results reflected in our performance in the AIHA (presently) and NIST proficiency testing programs (1990 thru March, 2017) and our own in-house quality assurance programs. AIHA and NIST proficiency testing programs are administered by the Research Triangle Institute.

Our staff has extensive experience in providing personalized asbestos analysis to both private individuals and consultants:

                  Olga Kist, owner, laboratory director and primary laboratory analyst has over thirty years of experience in microscopic analysis. For the last twenty-five years, she specialized in asbestos analysis. Our ongoing estimate is that more than seventy-five thousand bulk samples have been analyzed by Ms. Kist over this period of time.

She received her training from top microscopists in the country at Walter C. McCrone Research Institute in Chicago and at the former Particle Data Laboratories, Ltd. (Elmhurst, Illinois). Prior to founding Analytical Labs San Francisco, Inc., she was a subcontractor to various asbestos analysis laboratories/consultants in California.

Analytical Labs San Francisco, Inc.
467 Potrero Avenue, SF CA 94110

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Monday and Wednesday open 9AM - 5PM
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