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Microbiology Laboratory Services

MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY SERVICES

Fully accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association Laboratory Accreditation Programs, LLC (AIHA-LAP, LLC) for Environmental Microbiology (Lab ID#: 100951).  All supplies required for the following tests can be ordered from Micro Air, Inc.  

 

AIR TESTING

 

Direct Spore Trap Analysis

Used for the identification and enumeration of viable and non-viable airborne mold spores within a defined space.  Samples are collected using a direct spore trap cassette (i.e. the Air-O-CellTM) that is specifically designed for rapid collection and analysis.

 

Method of Analysis: Method M01, Revision 3

 

Turnaround Times Available: 24-Hour and 3 Day


Air-O-CellTM Cassette Sampling Information

 

Viable Air Mold or Bacteria Sample Testing

Used for identification and enumeration of airborne viable mold spores or bacteria within a defined space.  Samples can be taken using an Anderson Viable Impact Sampler or a SAS Super90 Sampler.  Results are reported in CFU/m3.

 

Method of Analysis:     Method M02, Procedure 1 for Mold, Revision 3

                                    Method M03, Procedure 1 for Bacteria, Revision 3

 

Turnaround Times Available: 5-10 Days

 

Viable Air Speciation of Mold or Bacteria

Micro Air, Inc. is able to speciate mold or bacteria using traditional methods and the BIOLOG System.

 

Method of Analysis:     Method MI01 for Filamentous Fungi

                                    Method MI02 for Gram Negative Bacteria

                                    Method MI03 for Gram Positive Bacteria

 

Turnaround Times Available: 10-30 Days

 

 

SURFACE AND BULK TESTING

 

Tape for Surface Mold

Used for identification and enumeration of genus mold present on a surface.  Samples can be taken using a Bio-TapeTM for standardized surface sampling.  Traditional non-frosted tape can also be used.

 

Method of Analysis:     Method M08, Revision 3

 

Turnaround Times Available: 24 Hour and 3 Day

 

Bio-TapeTM Sampling Instructions

 

Viable RODAC Testing for Mold or Bacteria

Used for identification and enumeration of airborne viable mold spores or bacteria within a defined space.  A RODAC, or Replicate Organism Detection and Counting, plate is used to collect viable mold or bacteria from surface onto a media that can be used to identify and enumerate the mold or bacteria present.  Results are reported in CFU/in2. 

 

Method of Analysis:     Method M02, Procedure 2 for Mold, Revision 3

                                    Method M03, Procedure 2 for Bacteria, Revision 3

 

Turnaround Times Available: 5-10 Days

 

Bulk Materials Testing for Mold or Bacteria

Used for identification and enumeration of mold or bacteria present on or within a bulk material.  Samples can be transported in their original material to the laboratory for analysis.

 

Method of Analysis:     Method M09 for Mold, Revision 3

                                    Method M10 for Bacteria, Revision 3

 

Turnaround Times Available: 5-10 Days

 

Viable Surface Swab Testing for Mold or Bacteria

Used for identification and enumeration of viable mold or bacteria present within a defined space.  Samples are taken with a sterile swab in a non-destructive way.

 

Method of Analysis:     Method M04 for Mold, Revision 3

                                    Method M06 for Bacteria, Revision 3

 

Turnaround Times Available: 5-10 Days

 

Surface Swab Sampling Instructions

 

Non-Viable Surface Swab Testing for Mold or Bacteria

Used for identification and enumeration of non-viable mold or bacteria present within a defined space.  Samples are taken with a sterile swab in a non-destructive way.

 

Method of Analysis:     Method M05 for Mold, Revision 3

                                    Method M07 for Bacteria, Revision 3

 

Turnaround Times Available: 24 Hour and 3 Day

 

Surface Swab Sampling Instructions