The Allergen Screen Check Test Kit for indoor air quality testing provides a full profile analysis of 6 common indoor air pollutants
. This kit contains everything you need to receive a professional analysis of the allergens in your home.
The air we breathe indoors constantly has millions of microscopic particulates (particles) of various types floating around. Everything we breathe will eventually fall to a surface. Some particles are relatively heavy in nature, and will settle on various surfaces quicker than others. For example, the air you're breathing today may not be the same as what you were breathing last month, last week, or even a few days ago.
Some of these particulate types can cause adverse health issues that can be allergenic or toxic in nature including eye-irritation, coughing, sneezing, respiratory issues, headache, lethargy, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, tight chest or dizziness. The Allergen Screen Check
is designed to provide detailed concentration levels of multiple types of pollutants that can be found on strategic surface locations in the home or workplace by utilizing a revolutionary sample collection device called the Bio-Scan400. The Allergen Screen Check is ideal for allergy sufferers, asthma patients, clean room evaluations etc. Allergens tested include pollen, fibers, dustmites, mold, insect biodetritus, and skin cell fragments.
Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory (EDLab) will provide a final report included in the cost of the Allergen Screen Check. This report will show detailed information for each pollutant identified as measured in Counts/cm, and will have guidelines for what is considered to be a normal manageable level, as compared to total levels of each pollutant found on the Bio-Scan400.
Once EDLab receives the Bio-Scan400 for analysis, your lab report will be generated and emailed within 3-5 business days.
Suggested Sampling Locations:
1. Return Air Grille: When sampling in a home or office that has a central air conditioning or ventilation system, the return air grille is usually the best possible place to collect a sample because it works like a natural air pump as it sucks in the air you breathe to be filtered and re-circulated. As the air is being pulled into the system, many air particles will be impacted on the frame of the grille, and can be collected by the Bio Scan400 for analysis.
2. Air Supply Vent: If you believe the problem may be originating inside the air handler or ventilation system, unscrewing an air supply vent and collecting a sample from the duct can be beneficial.
3. Dust Collection: Dust is a great option for sample collection because it has a magnetic charge that draws in many of the air particles as they come close to it.
4. Visible Growth: If you see something growing on a hard surface and think it may be mold but you're not sure, the Allergen Screen Check Kit can be used to collect a sample for detailed analysis.
About Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory
Established in 1992, EDLab offers comprehensive indoor air quality laboratory services. Throughout the years, the company has analyzed more than 100,000 air quality samples for a wide range of clients. EDLab is accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association's (AIHA) Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program (EMLAP #102795) for bacteriology, mycology, and microscopy.
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