Terra Scientific provides customers with individualised solutions for each project’s unique needs. Whether it is for remediation, regulatory compliance, or both, our methods and results are supported by our equipment, experience, and willingness to think out-of-the-box to provide more than just the standard analytical laboratory solution.


Asbestos Identification

Asbestos bulk material testing is an essential step in identifying the presence of asbestos in buildings and structures. The process involves collecting samples of materials suspected of containing asbestos and analysing them in an accredited laboratory.

Asbestos Fibre Counting

Asbestos fibre counting is an essential process used to determine the levels of asbestos fibres present in the air. It involves collecting air samples using an air monitoring pump and filter cassette, which captures airborne asbestos fibres. The samples are then analysed by a certified asbestos laboratory to determine the concentration of asbestos fibres present in the air.

Asbestos in Soil

The presence of asbestos in soil can pose a significant risk to human health and the environment. Therefore, it is crucial to test for asbestos in soil before any construction or excavation activities are undertaken. Terra Scientific offer both semi-quantification and presence/absence analysis for asbestos in soil matrices.

Trace Elements

Metals and Trace Elements

The analysis of elements in soil and water matrices are important in determining background concentrations and the toxicity impacts on human health and the environment. Trace metals can be found in air, water, and soil, and can be a sign of pollution or contamination from human activities. Testing for trace metals can provide insight into the current state of the environment, helping to protect public health and safety.

Organic Compounds

Organic Compounds

Semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) are of concern because they can have adverse environmental and human health effects. SVOCs are a subgroup of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that tend to have a higher molecular weight and higher boiling point temperature.

Water Chemistry

Water Chemistry

Basic water chemistry tests are essential in determining the quality of water for various applications, including drinking, irrigation, and industrial uses. Suspended solids, dissolved solids, volatile solids, pH, and conductivity are some of the critical parameters that are measured to assess water quality.


Bench Testing

The entry of sediment, specifically those less than 2mm in size, into our water systems can have detrimental effects on the quality of water and the surrounding ecosystem. To help you comply with site erosion and sediment control regulations, we provide a range of services including testing of site water for total suspended solids and pH levels, as well as bench testing and flocculant control methods for Chemical Treatment Management Plans (CTMP).


Terra Scientific is proud to be working alongside Aqualutions as the main distributor for SedimateTM! Recognised by Environmental Canterbury, SedimateTM is an efficient and economical approach to manage site sediment discharges in a timely and practical manner. With SedimateTM, you can rapidly make an informed decision for your site water discharge.

Why Use Terra Scientific?

If you are looking for a laboratory that can provide reliable and high-quality testing services, then Terra Scientific is the perfect choice. As a small team, we can provide personalised attention to each of our clients and ensure that their specific testing needs are met. Additionally, our laboratory distinguishes itself from others by having a team with cross-disciplinary expertise in both asbestos and chemical testing.