Test for Mold with Swab Test Kit
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Follow this process in order to perform a mold swab test.
Step 1: Remove swab from packaging
Wearing gloves, remove swab from packaging material.
Step 2: Swab the desired area
Swab the desired area thoroughly, rolling the swab lightly back and forth over sampling area.
Step 3: Remove plug from transport tube
Remove plug from transport tube. Insert the swab into the tube, firmly close cap, and label appropriately.
Step 4: Complete data sheet
You will need to fill out the chain of custody with the turn around time and test you are looking to perform. Please click the link below for an example of the chain of custody.
Step 5: Indicate test code
Indicate test code for either direct exam or culture as needed.
Direct examination analysis
- A direct exam allows for the rapid determination of the presence of fungal spores, fruiting structures and hyphae, as well as identifies the types of fungi. Direct examinations should only be used to sample visible or suspect mold growth.
- Samples are plated onto culture media and incubated for up to two weeks.
Step 6: Drop off or mail samples to the lab
You will need to drop off or mail your samples over night to the lab. You can find nation wide labs at the URL below.