PRO-LAB® PROFESSIONAL MOLD TEST KIT
PRO-LAB® PROFESSIONAL MOLD TEST KIT offers two (2) air sampling methods which indicate the presence of mold in as little as 48 hours. If mold growth is present in the air sample taken, an Optional Lab Analysis ($40) is available which identifies the exact count and type of mold present. If no mold growth occurs after the incubation period, analysis is not necessary. Note: If you have visual mold presently growing in your home or office, you may also take a visual mold sample and send it to our laboratory for analysis ($40) in order to determine the type of mold present. One mold test kit is needed for each indoor area of concern.
Note: All sampling methodologies are subject to the occurrence of false negative and false positive results.
PETRI DISH SETUP DIRECTIONS
Remove petri dish from the plastic bag and lay it on a level surface with the lid side up. DO NOT TOUCH the inside of the petri dish or expose it to the outside until you are ready to use it.
Remove the lid of the petri dish and pour the mold medium into the dish bottom. Replace the lid and swirl gently until the bottom is completely covered. Allow to harden for 1 hour on a level surface.
Carry the dish to the area you wish to test. Determine which sampling method you would like to use and proceed to that method listed below.
Note: You may use only one testing method per petri dish.
METHOD 1: VISUAL SAMPLING After you have completed the petri dish set up, locate the visual mold growth. Take the enclosed sterile swab and wipe the tip across the visual mold and growth. (Mold must adhere to the swab tip.) Remove the lid of the petri dish. Transport the mold from the visual growth to the petri dish. Very gently wipe the mold sample from the tip of the swab across the top surface of the medium on the petri dish, allowing the mold to adhere. Once sampling is complete, replace the lid and proceed to the lab results directions. IN ORDER TO PROVIDE THE RESULTS OF THE VISUAL SAMPLE YOU MUST SEND BOTH THE SWAB AND THE PETRI DISH TO THE LAB FOR ANALYSIS.
METHOD 2: HVAC AIR SAMPLING (DUCT TAPE IS REQUIRED)
METHOD 3: SETTLING PLATE METHOD (ALTERNATIVE AIR SAMPLING)
LAB RESULTS DIRECTIONS
The PRO-LAB® Professional Mold Test Kit requires a $40 lab fee. Place the petri dish in the enclosed pre-paid postage envelopealong with the information form, and a check, money order (made payable to PRO-LAB®)or credit card voucher for $40 (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or AMEX only). Mail immediately to PRO-LAB® P.O. Box 267730, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33326-9914. Within two weeks after PRO-LAB ® has received your sample, we will send an easy to read evaluation indicating the exact type and count of mold present.
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