Fungal Culture Screening Kit
Do-it-yourself Fungal Culture Screening Kit accurately identifies fungal culture in cts/m2. Provides professional lab results. Fast, reliable shipping.
Availability: Ships out within 2 - 3 business days.
Description of Fungal Culture Screening Kit
Are fungi in the air you breathe? Our Fungal Culture Screening Kit gives you an accurate idea of the air quality and fungal organisms in your home. The screening kit is quick and easy-to-use and includes a sampling swab and Bio-Vial device to safely collect samples of potential fungus at a specific site. Once samples are collected it will be sent to an AIHA accredited lab for analysis. The IAQ Screen Check EdLab report’s data is validated for accuracy and will list the identified pollutants and contaminant levels. The Fungal Culture Screening Kit is great for home owners, educators, facility managers, insurance claim adjusters, HVAC engineers, physicians and government officials.
Fungal Culture Screening Kit are ideal for someone who...
- Needs a test kit that will accurately identify and measure fungal organisms at a desired test site.
- Is an Educator, School and Plant Operator, Industrial Hygienist, Teacher, HVAC Engineer, Building Maintenance Supervisor, Test and Balance Professional, Real Estate Professional, Insurance Claim Adjuster, Homeowner, Hospital Engineer, Physician, Occupational Health and Safety Professional and needs to prevent health concerns.
- Identifies the most predominant fungi in suspicious areas
- Quantitative results are given in terms of Colony Forming Units (SFU)
- Kit includes all supplies needed to collect sample including a sampling swab, Bio-Vial and envelope for mailing
- Easy to use and inexpensive
- Data validated for accuracy
- Comprehensive IAQ Screen Check Lab Report: the IAQ Screen Check EDLab report lists the identified pollutants and their contaminant levels. Also, it includes a glossary of the various pollutants along with easy to read graphs and pollutant guidelines. Provides considerations for promoting a healthier home/workplace environment.
- Analyzed by AIHA accredited lab
Molds are types of fungi. They grow in the natural environment. Tiny particles of molds are found everywhere in indoor and outdoor air. In nature, molds help beak down dead materials, and can be found growing on soil, foods, plants and other items. Molds are also very common in buildings and homes. Mold needs moisture to grow. Indoors, mold growth can be found where humidity levels are high, like basements and showers. Molds produce microscopic cells called "spores" that are spread easily through the air. Spores can also be spread by water and insects. Live spores act like seeds, forming new mold colonies when they find the right conditions. It may cause severe health and hygiene problems to building occupants. Fungal Culture Screening Kit provides the necessary tool to assist in identifying, as well as providing concentration levels of fungi by using a swab culture technique (Bio-Vial).
- Select an area of concern
- Hold the Bio-Vial and unscrew the cap. You will notice the cap also acts as a handle for the attached sampling swab (see Picture A below)
- Place swab tip against collection site and sweep up and down slowly moving across to the right. Rotate the swab between the thumb and forefinger during the sweeping action to ensure the entire of the swab is used. Now repeat this process sweeping from left to right, starting at the top of the area and slowly moving down. (see Picture B below)
- Place swab back into the Bio-Vial and tighten cap securely. (see Picture C Below)
- Fill out all information requested on the Bio-Val and Chain of Custody form
- Mail the test kit back in the box provided (postage included with purchase of kit).
- Expect the lab report results mailed back to you from the Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory (EDL) in 10-14 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 (Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory) reports are prepared with a glossary describing each term. 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 fungi in your home. Please note: The report furnishes information only and is not intended to be an interpretation of the results.
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