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Home Dust Mite Test Kit (package of 4 tests)
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Home Dust Mite Test Kit (package of 4 tests)

This item has been discontinued. As an alternative we recommend the Dust Mite Screening Kit.
 

  • Overview

Description of Home Dust Mite Detection Test Kits

Everyone has dust mites...but how bad is the problem at your house? These microscopic creatures live in upholstered furniture, carpets, mattresses, bedding, curtains and soft fabric toys. They thrive in moist and warm environments and feed on flakes of human skin, pollen, fungi, bacteria, and animal dander. Dust mite protein and their waste products are known allergens. This simple, do-it-yourself test measures the dust mite allergen levels in your carpets, bedding and upholstered furniture.

Home Dust Mite Detection Test Kits are ideal for someone who...
  • Is allergic to dust mites - If you are allergic to dust mites you will experience symptoms similar to pollen allergy and you may exhibit asthmatic symptoms if your reaction is severe.
  • Wants to eliminate family exposure to these allergens at night while sleeping to control reactions.
  • Wants an easy way to scientifically find out how much of a problem they are in your home.

Features of Home Dust Mite Detection Test Kits

  • Measure the dust mite allergen content in your carpets, bedding and/or upholstered furniture
  • Sensitivity: One test kit is sensitive to 0.5 mcg per gram of dust. Note: 2.0 mcg is the generally recognized threshold for sensitization and symptom development
  • Allergens Detected: Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus and demataphagoides farinae allergens are detected, including Der p1 and Der f1.
  • Simple to use with results in 10 minutes. No need to mail out a sample, read results right at home
  • Simple 3 step test - Collect the sample, perform the test, read the results

How it Works:

This test kit specifically measures the level of house dust mite allergen. It is a simple and accurate all inclusive 1 hour dip stick test that will produce a color change corresponding to the amount of dust mite allergen present in a dust sample. There is a color scale in the kit that will tell you whether you have a mild to severe level of mite allergen concentration in the area tested.

How do I perform the test?
  • Collect a sample of dust per the package instructions
  • Mix the freeze dried reagent compound with the dilutent in the enclosed plastic tube
  • Add the dust sample using the enclosed measuring spoon
  • Close the tube and shake it up to mix the ingredients
  • Put the dipstick into the tube
  • Remove the dipstick after 1 hour, rinse under tap water and compare the color to the color scale that is enclosed in the package

 

Reports by Experts - Home Dust Mite Detection Test Kits

Expert Review:    Courtesy of AllergyBuyersClub.com
One of the things that has always bothered us, is that while our members may be allergic to dust mites, they may not even have dust mites in their homes. Or do you know all the places in your house that need dust mite treatment? Again, how do you know when your dust mite elimination efforts have been successful? How do you know when to stop knocking yourself out and your dust mites have been consigned to their graves? These dust mite monitoring kits are the answer.

Pluses:

  • Easy to use: Bottom line, these dust mite kits are easy to use and easy to understand.
  • Instant Reliable Answer: They also give you an instant reliable answer. We tried to find one that you could use that didn't require you to send the sample to a laboratory. FYI: The lab test kits take 1-2 weeks to get results and generally cost $40 for one test. We thought the home test kit would appeal more to our customers.
  • Scientifically Tested: This home kit was was scientifically tested with 50 samples in parallel against the leading laboratory test kit with excellent correlation.

Minuses:

  • Only tests for dust mites

Summary:

Several testers used our home kits in Boston which is not the heart of dust mite country. We tried them in different environments. To our surprise, even in an air conditioned, dust mite proofed home, the little dip stick registered pale pink (it is like being a "little pregnant"). It was a wake up call to that house owner, that maybe she had got a little sloppy in dust mite control. We think that anyone who is serious about making sure that their environment is dust mite free will love them. We sell them in packs of 4 so you can test multiple rooms and retest or pass one or two on to someone you know.

 

 

 
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