Laboratory chemicals

If you're planning to use your product in a laboratory, you may not need to obtain an approval.

Banned substances can be used as analytical standards under certain circumstances and these will require an approval.

Does your product require approval?

Certain substances are exempt or excluded from the HSNO Act. These include substances for use in small-scale research and development or teaching.

If you do not meet the requirements for an exempt laboratory, you will need to make sure all the products you use are covered. These are most likely to be covered by the laboratory chemicals and reagent kits group standards.

The laboratory chemicals and reagent kit group standards are for products that are used as laboratory chemicals and reagent kits. 

This includes:

  • common and fine laboratory chemicals
  • elemental and environmental chemical standards
  • sets of chemicals and reagents used for analytical and diagnostic test kits.