Heat Escape Method (Ref SP342)

To evaluate the anti-house dust mite effect of products including textiles, chemical products and appliances in a long-term testing environment.

Test Description
Test and control specimens are inoculated with the test organism and nutrients. After the required period of incubation in a dedicated chamber, the dust mites are recovered from the specimens by heat extraction. Results are expressed as per cent reduction on the treated sample versus the untreated control.


Customer Benefit
The data generated by this test provides a good measurement of the effectiveness of an anti-dust mite treatment on a breeding mite colony. We can supply image and video footage of the test. Since allergen will remain even after the removal of house dust mites, we would recommend that this test is run in conjunction with a Der p1 ELISA test.

Third Party Validation
On passing this test, the product can be labelled as having been tested by airmid in support of any claim relating to the test and data received.

Sample Required
1 square metre of fabric

Turnaround Time
8 weeks from receipt of sample


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