I live in a 1909 old Virginia farm house in Berryville. I moved there ten years ago and have been repairing the roofs, the walls and had always wanted to remove an old linoleum, which seemed to have been installed at least 60 years ago. I visited my son who is an architect in Minneapolis and warned me right away: ” Do NOT remove that linoleum without having it analyzed for asbestos!” he declared. When I returned to Virginia I was determined to take the first step, that is, having that linoleum analyzed by professionals and went to a local hardware store. I was extremely pleased to find a kit to test asbestos and paid for it. As I read the instructions, I realized that a sample and a check had to be mailed to a company called PRO-LAB to get the results, and I did. I did follow the instructions carefully and accurately; cut out a one inch by one inch sample, place it into the provided plastic bag etc. Soon after I mailed the sample, I received an email from the company which indicated exactly at what date I would receive my report, and I did on that very day they had indicated. Yet the date from the report were extremely technical; they listed components and their percentage. I did in fact have high levels of asbestos in the linoleum. Called PRO-LAB and they answered all of my questions and even gave me the name of types of companies that remove asbestos professionally as it is hazardous material. Now I have to decide how to proceed. PRO-LAB was professional –as their name indicates–and very helpful. I would recommend the company to any resident or business who needs this type or other types of tests since they provide many different types of analyses. Thank you PRO-LAB!