Protecting the Consumer and Servicing
the Trade with Independence and Integrity

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The Laboratory wants to ensure we give you the service you require during the crucial Christmas trading period.

  • The Laboratory will be working until 12 Noon on Monday 23rd December. The Laboratory will reopen after the Christmas break on Thursday 2nd January 2014: THE LABORATORY WILL ACCEPT SAMPLES UNTIL 12 NOON ON MONDAY 23RD DECEMBER.

To receive test results before Christmas i.e Monday 23rd December, samples must be submitted by the following deadlines:

TEST DEADLINE
Nickel Testing 9.00am
Nickel Release to BSEN 1811 Tue 10th Dec
Quick Nickel Test Fri 13th Dec
Precious Metal Testing 9.00am
Full Metal Analysis (ICP Scan) Wed 11th Dec
Powder Samples containing PGM's Fri 13th Dec
Metallic samples containing PGM's Wed 18th Dec
Metallic samples - gold and silver analysis by Cupellation or Potentiometric Titration Wed 18th Dec
Silver Testing - Medical Sample Fri 13th Dec
Lead Testing 9.00am
EN71/3 (toxicity) Wed 11th Dec
Lead Content Wed 11th Dec
Cadmium Testing 9.00am
Cadmium Content Wed 11th Dec
   
EN71-2 (Flammability) Tue 17th Dec
Melt & Assaying of scrap (Gold & Silver) Wed 18th Dec, before midday
Chemical Testing 9.00am
Azo Dyes Tue 17th Dec
Formaldehyde - Released / Free Tue 17th Dec
Pentachlorophenol Tue 17th Dec
Phthalates Tue 17th Dec
Dimethyl Fumarate Tue 17th Dec
Cr (VI), pH, Fibre Composition & Leather Verification Tue 17th Dec
ROHS 9.00am
ROHS Screening Tue 17th Dec
Colour Fastness MON 16th Dec
Plating Thickness & Plating Wear Test Thu 12th Dec
Packaging Suitability Test Tue 17th Dec
Trading Standards samples & Witness Statement Thu 12th Dec
Samples for Nickel release testing to BS EN 1811 that are received after 10.00am on Tuesday 10th December and before 10.00am on Thursday 19th December will be reported by Thursday 9th January 2014. If you have any urgent requirements, please contact Tim Smith on 0121 262 1036

Samples for Nickel release testing to BS EN 1811 that are received after 10.00am on Tuesday 10th December and before 10.00am on Thursday 19th December will be reported by Thursday 9th January 2014. If you have any urgent requirements, please contact Tim Smith on 0121 262 1036

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The Birmingham Assay Office PO Box 151, Newhall Street, Birmingham B3 1SB Tel: 0871 871 6020 Fax: 0121 236 9487 Email: gem@theassayoffice.co.uk www.theassayoffice.co.uk

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