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Formaldehyde Lab Services

Formaldehyde Off-Gassing Testing from Composite Wood Products                        

EMSL can test for formaldehyde present in wood products.  The types of testing are listed below:

Testing for Formaldehyde in Bulk Building Materials (Wood, Floors, Etc.)
- Installed Composite Wood Products – (EMSL Free Formaldehyde Impinger Method)

Provide EMSL with a 2 inch by 2 inch square piece of the composite wood product and place in a sealed plastic bag.  At EMSL, each sample is placed into a glass vial and an air sample is collected from air passing over the flooring product.  The air sample collected is evaluated to determine the parts per million (PPM or ug/g) amount of formaldehyde off-gassing concentration in the air from the composite wood product.
Note: This testing cannot be used for CARB ATCM Phase II or European product compliance. This testing can show if detectable formaldehyde levels occur from your composite wood product and can be reviewed against current formaldehyde guidelines for air concentrations and off-gassing amounts.

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Testing for Formaldehyde in Air

- Air Monitoring Badge to Determine Formaldehyde Levels (NIOSH Method 2016 – EMSL Modified)*
EMSL will provide you with an easy-to-use passive room sampler (air monitoring badge) to measure the formaldehyde level in your home.  Ideally, you can place a badge(s) in the room(s) where the laminated flooring products are installed and let it sample for a 24-hour sampling period. After completion, return the used badge(s) to EMSL in the mailer provided and the lab can provide you with the formaldehyde concentration levels in PPM in your home. 

Note: This testing cannot be used for OSHA, CARB, NIOSH, or EPA regulatory compliance. In addition, other formaldehyde sources can be present such as household products, carpeting, furniture, and cabinetry that can contribute to the airborne formaldehyde levels. These test results can be used to establish if elevated formaldehyde levels exist in the room(s) tested.

Pricing (Consultants and High-Volume Clients - Please Call for Discounts)
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Badge Cost is $20 each in addition to analysis fee

Bulk (Impinger) and Air Samples may be sent to any of the labs listed below:

EMSL Analytical, Inc. - Corporate Headquarters
200 Route 130 North
Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
(800) 220-3675

                 EMSL Analytical, Inc. - Indianapolis
                 6340 Castleplace Drive
                 Indianapolis, IN 46250
                 (317) 803-2997


EMSL Analytical, Inc. - Charlotte, NC
10801 Southern Loop Blvd 
Pineville, NC 28134
(704) 525-2205 

                  LA Testing - Hungtington Beach
                 5431 Industrial Drive
                 Huntington Beach, CA 92649
                 (714) 828-4999

 Please contact us at 1-800-220-3675  or 1-888-958-8170 if we can be of any additional help.

Click here to download a PDF copy of EMSL's Formaldehye Pocket Guide.

Formaldehyde Exposure Guidelines
Formaldehyde Inspections Overview
Formaldehyde Testing Overview

Visit our dedicated Formaldehyde Testing website at


Full list of services provided for Formaldehyde ( click for details )
Formaldehyde (bulk-High Temp Treatment) by HPLC
Formaldehyde (diffusive sampler or badge) (sampler cost extra) by NIOSH 20016M
Formaldehyde (dry-bulk) by HPLC
Formaldehyde (wet-bulk) by HPLC
Formaldehyde by HPLC/UV
Formaldehyde by NIOSH 2016/NIOSH 3500
Formaldehyde in Passive Samplers (Badges) by NIOSH 2016M
Laboratories providing Formaldehyde ( click for details )
Atlanta, GA (LAB 07) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-1Baton Rouge, LA (LAB 25) - NVLAP Lab Code 200375-0Beltsville, MD (LAB 19) - NVLAP Lab Code 200293-0Boston, MA (LAB 13) - NVLAP Lab Code 101147-0Buffalo, NY (LAB 14) - NVLAP Lab Code 200056-0Carle Place, NY (LAB 06) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-10Charlotte, NC (LAB 41) - NVLAP Lab Code 200841-0Chicago, IL (LAB 26) - NVLAP Lab Code 200399-0Cinnaminson, NJ (LAB List in Description) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-0Dallas, TX (LAB 11) - NVLAP Lab Code 600111-0Denver, CO (LAB 22) - NVLAP Lab Code 200828-0EMSL Canada - Calgary, AB (LAB 65) - NVLAP Lab Code 500100-0EMSL Canada - Edmonton, AB (LAB 50) - NVLAP Lab Code 600321-0EMSL Canada - Markham, ON (LAB 66) - NVLAP Lab Code 600317-0EMSL Canada - Montreal, QC (LAB 68) - NVLAP Lab Code 201052-0EMSL Canada - Ottawa, ON (LAB 67) - NVLAP Lab Code 201040-0EMSL Canada - Toronto, ON (LAB 55) - NVLAP Lab Code 200877-0EMSL Canada - Vancouver, BC (LAB 69) - NVLAP Lab Code 201068-0Fort Lauderdale, FL (LAB 56) - NVLAP Lab Code 500085-0Houston, TX (LAB 15) - NVLAP Lab Code 102106-0Huntington Beach, CA (LAB 33) - NVLAP Lab Code 101384-0Indianapolis, IN (LAB 16) - NVLAP Lab Code 200188-0Kernersville, NC (LAB 02) - NVLAP Lab Code 102104-0Las Vegas, NV (LAB 31) - NVLAP Lab Code 600140-0Long Island City, NY (LAB 03) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-9Meriden, CT (LAB 24) - NVLAP Lab Code 200700-0Miami, FL (LAB 17) - NVLAP Lab Code 200204-0Minneapolis, MN (LAB 35) - NVLAP Lab Code 200019-0Ontario, California (San Bernadino County / Inland Empire) (LAB 71) - NVLAP Lab Code 600239-0Orlando, FL (LAB 34) - NVLAP Lab Code 101151-0Phoenix, AZ (LAB 12) - NVLAP Lab Code 200811-0Piscataway, NJ (LAB 05) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-2Plymouth Meeting, PA (LAB 18) - NVLAP Lab Code 200699-0Raleigh, NC (LAB 29) - NVLAP Lab Code 200671-0Rochester, NY (LAB 53) - NVLAP Lab Code 600183-0San Diego, CA (LAB 43) - NVLAP Lab Code 200855-0San Leandro, CA (LAB 09) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-3Santa Clara, CA (LAB 47) - NVLAP Lab Code 600318-0Seattle, WA (LAB 51) - NVLAP Lab Code 200613-0South Pasadena, CA (LAB 32) - NVLAP Lab Code 200232-0South Portland, ME (LAB 62) - NVLAP Lab Code 500094-0St. Louis, MO (LAB 39) - NVLAP Lab Code 200742-0Syracuse, NY (LAB 73) - NVLAP Lab Code 600283-0Tampa, FL (LAB 93) - NVLAP Lab Code 600215-0
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