The "dust" in our homes is actually a mixture of many different allergens. It settles throughout the home and launches into the air when disturbed. It is these allergens that are the major cause of asthma and chronic allergies in many people. Before air quality issues in your home can be addressed, it is critical to know what problems exist and to what extent.
This consumer testing kit is an effective way to evaluate the indoor air quality in your home or office. This kit is simple to use and provides top-quality test results. Six common indoor pollutants are measured and evaluated.
The testing kit will be mailed to you complete with everything needed to complete the test. The Allergen Test uses a Bio-Scan 400 tape to collect the sample from your home. Step-by-step instructions included in the kit contain a detailed explanation of how to handle the collection tape and take the sample. Once sampling is complete, the collection tape is then placed in a protective plastic case and mailed to the Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory. A pre-addressed envelope is included in the kit. You can expect to receive results within 7 to 10 business days after the sample is received by the lab.
After the sample is received by the laboratory, it will be analyzed using the very highest quality equipment. A report of findings will then be generated and mailed back for you. These results will identify what pollutants were present in your sample, and at what concentration (cts/cm2). These pollutants will be identified at both the genus and specie level. In addition, the report will also contain recommended action based on the findings. A toll free number is provided by the lab for any questions you may have about your results.
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- Skin Cell Fragments
About Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory (EDLab)
Established in 1992, Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory (EDLab) is a comprehensive indoor environmental laboratory. They have analyzed over 100,000 air quality samples for a wide range of clients. They are accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program (EMLAP # 102795) for bacteriology, mycology and microscopy.