Anthrax Sample Testing

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For centuries lime based plaster has been reinforced with the use of hair from horses, goats, cows and oxen. Hair products imported into this country pre-1919 may have been taken from animals infected with anthrax. Anthrax bacteria from spores can be very persistent and can remain in plaster and soil for many years.

The likeliest form of contracting the disease can arise from contact with spores directly into a skin wound. Therefore, this need to be considered when undertaking work elements with lime based hair plaster or where potential contamination exists within soil.

To obtain a quotation you can:

Call us at: Northampton Office: 01604 648 928 Leeds Office: 01924 443 552

  • National and International coverage

    You only need to engage a single company for multiple locations.

  • Certificate of Analysis

    Fully detailed certificate with the laboratory test results.

  • Fast Turnaround

    We can turn around sampling and result provision usually within 12 days.


How can we help you with anthrax sample testing?

Acorn have the skills and expertise to undertake sampling of plaster and soil for laboratory analysis for anthrax spores.

Where do our anthrax surveyors work?

From our office Northampton office (near Milton Keynes, centrally between Birmingham and London) we are ideally situated to provide our services nationally. Our surveyors can assess any type of premises anywhere in the UK.


What is the cost of anthrax sample testing?

To discuss any aspects of anthrax sampling or to obtain a quotation call us using the number at the top of the page or email us from the Contact Us page.

Get your anthrax sampling quote by clicking here.


The entire hospital was surveyed in such a professional manner, there were no issues and the survey was completed within the programme.
Anthrax Sample Testing
– Bola Oso (Capital and Estates PM)


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