Air sampling MAY BE necessary to quantify the amount of mold spores in the air, but only measures mold spores in the air at the time of the test period.
Air testing is also recommend for clearance testing at the conclusion of all mold remediation procedures.
When mold is visible, direct surface sampling is recommended. This sample method can determine types of molds present. However, it is not an accurate measure of quantity of airborne mold spores present at the time of testing.
For the past decade, we have been implementing an EPA research DNA mold test suited to screen homes for mold, when ordered by a client’s physician.
This scoring system is the application of the DNA testing shown on ERMI test results. The new roster is designed to help patients (previously sickened by water-damaged buildings) understand if a given building is safe for occupancy.
The Survey of Indoor Molds (SIM) is a collection of assays employing Mold Specific Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (MSQPCR) technology that was developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Mycotoxins are small (MW ∼700), toxic chemical products formed as secondary metabolites by a few fungal species. The EMMA uses the most sensitive molecular detection to look for the presence of 10 of the most toxigenic molds in your home or building. The EMMA also tests directly for 15 of the most poisonous Mycotoxins using its patented Mycotoxin detection test.