Spore trap samples are analyzed with a compound light and phase microscope. Counts are derived by viewing 30% of the trace containing the spores and particles at 600X.
This category of test includes the viewing of spores collected on tape slides, swabs and bulk. We typically will view a 1 cm2 area on a tape.Swabs are rubbed onto a tape to view the contents.
The simple attachment (to the left) to a vacuum cleaner, collects dust from the carpet. The dust, when cultured, can produce a reliable history of the fungi in a home or business.
We analyze viable spores from Air, Bulk, Dust, Swab and Rodac contact plates. Instead of using one type of culture plate for recovery, as most laboratories…..