Best Test Kit on the Market! by: Air IQ Gal (New Jersey) "I LOVED this test, it was so simple and I got the lab results in 5 days, I couldnt be happier. It helped me identify that it was skin cells that were in the ventilation system that was causing me to sneeze so much! Gross sounding huh? lol
The Allergen Test Kit (ATK) identifies and quantifies many causes of household allergens such as pollen, mold, fibers, dust mite (intact), insect biodetrites and skin cells. It only takes one person to implement the test and requires no special training.
Allergen Test Kits are ideal for someone who...
Has allergic reactions such as asthma, headaches, coughing, eye irritation, sneezing, lethargy, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, dizziness, respiratory irritation, or tight chest and would like to find the cause.
Is moving into a new home or apartment and needs to find out the indoor environmental conditions.
Wants a comprehensive allergen report that is compared to industry guidelines (expressed in micrograms per gram - ng).
Is a Homeowner, Real Estate Professional, Insurance Claim Adjuster, Industrial Hygienist, or HVAC Engineer.
Features of Allergen Test Kits
Identifies and Provides Concentration Levels for Mold, Pollen, Dust Mites (Intact), Skin Cells, Insect Parts, Fibers Such as Fiberglass, Etc.
Includes Sample Collection Device for 1 Surface Sampling Location
Complete Instructions with Chain of Custody
Includes AIHA Accredited Lab Analysis for Allergens
Free Allergen Fact Sheet
Easy to use and inexpensive
Data validated for accuracy
Made in the USA
How it Works:
Particles in the air which settle (or can potentially settle) on surfaces are called "dust." After settling, dust particles may become airborne when disturbed. The health effects of airborne dust particles depend on the size and type of particles. Some particles may contain heavy metals, toxic materials, or fibers. They may be carcinogenic, allergenic, or relatively harmless. Environmental factors such as space and ventilation can determine the size of the particle. Indoor allergens are important because they are the major cause of asthma and/or allergic reaction with sensitized people.
Product Usage: Suggested Sampling Locations
Return Air Grille: When sampling in a home or office that has a central air conditioning or ventilation system, the return air grille is usually the best possible place to collect a sample because it works like a natural air pump as it sucks in the air you breathe to be filtered and re-circulated. As the air is being pulled into the system, many air particles will be impacted on the frame of the grille, and can be collected by the Bio Scan400™ for analysis.
Air Supply Vent: If you believe the problem may be originating inside the air handler or ventilation system, unscrewing an air supply vent and collecting a sample from the duct can be beneficial.
Dust Collection: Dust is a great option for sample collection because it has a magnetic charge that draws in many of the air particles as they come close to it.
Visible Growth: If you see something growing on a hard surface and think it may be mold but you’re not sure, the Allergen Screen Check Kit can be used to collect a sample for detailed analysis.
How do I perform the test?
Remove plastic case containing Bio-Scan400 from enclosed envelope and open tamper resistant seal using scissors. (see Picture A below).
Remove the Bio-Scan400 from the plastic case.
Select an area of concern (ex: desk, wall, etc) for a Bio-Scan400 surface sample.
Hold the left side of the Bio-Scan400 and peel the white backing paper to expose the adhesive side of the red grid area (see Picture C below). Important: do not touch the adhesive side of the red grid.
Gently place the sticky side of the red grid against the surface you wish to test (see Picture D below).
Gently reseal the Bio-Scan400 back onto the white backing paper (see Picture E below).
Place the Bio-Scan500 sample back in the case and complete the Chain of Custody form, filling out all information. Be sure to record the sample location and the surface the sample was collected from.
Place Bio-Scan400 sample and Chain of Custody form in the envelope provided
Expect the lab report results mailed back to you from the Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory (EDL) in 3-5 business days. You may also make a special request to receive the lab report via fax as well. This report will help define the environmental conditions as they existed during your sampling.
Understanding the lab report:
All EDL microbiological reports are prepared with a glossary describing each organism at both the genus and specie level. If you have any trouble understanding the data in the report, you are given a toll-free number to contact a specialist who will help you understand your results for free. Your report includes guidelines you can use to see if you have a low, significant, or high amount of dust in your home, indicating the amount of risk of an allergic reaction.
Please note: The report furnishes information only and is not intended to be an interpretation of the results
Reports by Experts - Allergen Test Kits
Courtesy of AllergyBuyersClub.com
(100%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
This product is: used in addition to another, similar product
Best Test Kit on the Market!
Date: March 30, 2009
Pros: high quality, effective, quiet, reliable, easy to use, met my expectations, inexpensive
I LOVED this test, it was so simple and I got the lab results in 5 days, I couldnt be happier. It helped me identify that it was skin cells that were in the ventilation system that was causing me to s... (see entire review)
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Allergen Test Kits
PU TK ATK$84.95
Do-it-yourself indoor air quality testing kit provides a full profile analysis of six common indoor air pollutants: pollen, mold, dustmite (intact) fibers, insect biodetrites, skin cells