On Site Mould Testing (Same Day Results)


         On site Mould Testing:

Using the latest technology the MYCOMETER

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MOULD ON SURFACES          

The Mycometer-surface product quantifies fungal biomass on surfaces. It is used for numerous purposes e.g.: quantifying mould on indoor surfaces, testing biostatic efficacy of surface coatings and can also be used to measure fungal growth inside porous materials or on the surface of particles.

The methodology has been developed in collaboration with mould remediation consultants and contractors and the Danish Building Research Institute, and has been proving its value for more than a decade. Results categories have been established empirically, and provide criteria for clean, dirty and contaminated. Clean is the defined as the background level meaning the level found on visual clean surfaces in well maintained building with no mould and moist problems. Contaminated is defined as samples containing mould in higher concentration than what can be found on dusty and dirty surfaces in well maintained building with no mould or moisture problems.  The interpretation criteria are in accordance with the most influential international guidelines such as those from WHO, New York City Department of Health and US-EPA. All mould growth, independent of species can affect health and should be removed.

Protocols have been developed for measurement of mould contamination inside porous materials. Insulation materials, materials containing cement (e.g. concrete, plaster, mortar) and other porous materials found in buildings can contain mould growth deep inside.

WHAT IS MYCOMETER®-SURFACE?
Mycometer®-surface is a versatile analytical tool for testing surfaces and bulk materials
for mold contamination
on-site
. This US-EPA verified technology (2011) has been developed by research mycologists at the University of Copenhagen in collaboration with
building inspectors and mold remediation specialists. The aim has been to specifically
develop a method to quantify the level of mold on different building materials and
surfaces as well as inside porous materials (bulk samples). The Mycometer®-surface
method provides you with validated criteria for documenting and delineating the
amount of fungal biomass on surfaces
ADVANTAGES
Mycometer®-surface measures spores, hyphae, fragments and can even measure non-
viable cells.

FUNGI IN AIR – MYCOMETER-AIR

Quantification of mould in air.MYCOMETER

Mycometer-air provides unprecedented reliability over current methods.
Whereas, spore traps and culture plates data sets may have standard deviations
of more than 50%, Mycometer-air is consistently less than 10%. Improving data
reliablility, meaning the data collected is more meaningful. The ability to collect
robust data onsite means the professional can make the best decision possible in
the least amount of time.
  • Same Day Onsite results!
  • Verified Technology (USEPA 2011)
  • High data reproducibility

Mycometer-air is the state of the art test method for onsite quantification of fungal particles in air in less than an hour. The methodology measures the level of fungal particles in terms of viable and most nonviable spores and hyphal fragments. Further, two independent peer reviewed publications have shown that it also measures microparticles from the fungi. The Mycometer-air methodology quantifies fungal particles in the air by measuring the level of the enzyme, β-N-acetylhexosaminidase (NAHA), from airborne fungal particles captured on a 0,8 µm pore size filter.

The technology is verified by US-EPS (Environmental Protection Agency) and was shown to have a high reproducibility.

Did you know that cultivation methods typically measure only around 1%2 of the
concentration compared to when determined by direct methods (microscopy).
The Mycometer®-air test measures both spores, hyphae, hyphal fragments and
even microparticles (<1μm) contains the enzyme activity. The method measures
viable as well as most non-viable fungal particles