Environmental Samples

Microbial analysis of environmental samples

We offer microbial analysis for environmental samples such as surface or airborne house dust, air duct extracts, air filter samples and other biological or environmental samples from a domestic, school or commercial setting.

This service is available for professionals in the indoor air quality, industrial hygiene, occupational health industries and any other bodies involved in environmental testing services.

We can provide you with a detailed protocol and kit for collecting your sample or we can process a sample that has been harvested using your own techniques.

Your samples can be analysed for the following biological contaminates:

Biological Contaminate

Test Method Used

Mould/Fungi

Culture/PCR

Bacteria

Culture/PCR

Viruses

Cell Culture Isolation/PCR/ELISA

Endotoxin

Limulus Amebocyte Lysate Assay

We will provide a short report to assist you with interpretation of results.

Sample Required

  • Generally a 3 mg sample of dust is necessary to conduct a meaningful test.
  • Seal the collection sample in a plastic bag. Label with name, sampling location and collection date and send to the microbiological laboratory.
  • Please call us first if you would like any advice on transport, submission forms and chain of custody forms.

Turnaround Time
2 weeks from receipt of samples

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