forensic laboratory testing services

Statistics Canada has reported that there are typically over 12,000 criminal arson offenses committed in Canada in every year. Interestingly, research also shows that the true number of arson cases is likely much greater than this since most acts of arson are committed by children and aren’t reported. Testmark has been providing analytical services for arson investigators for many years. Our data support the investigative process by determining if accelerants are present in fire debris samples. Our library of chemical fingerprints enables us to frequently determine the exact product name of the accelerant used. Dr. Charbonneau has testified in the trial court of Ontario as an expert witness in this area. Testmark also provides explosives analysis, frequently used in environmental site investigations at military bases. The laboratory offers analysis by gas chromatography with flame ionization detection and with mass spectral detection.

7 Margaret Street
Garson, ON P3L 1E1
T 705 693 1121
F 705 693 1124

6820 Kitimat Road, Unit #4
Mississauga, ON L5N 5M3
T 905 821 1112
F 905 821 2095

100 Wilson Ave., Suite 102
Timmins, ON P4N 2S9
T 705 531 1121
F 705 531 1125

Kirkland Lake
1470 Government Road West
P.O. Box 426
Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 3J1
T 705 642 3361
F 705 642 3222