Is a Simple, Fast, Effective tool for detecting protein residue commonly found in: Mold, Fungi, Bacteria, and Allergen residues on HVAC components.
Why is a spot screening important
Spot is an important first step to identify the presence and activity of potentially harmful protein containing biological agents within your home or business HVAC system.
Why does spot test for protein and how is this associated with mold
Molds are considered to be microbes. A microbe is a microscopic organism that comprises a single cell, cell clusters, or multicellular organisms. Microorganisms are very diverse; they include bacteria, fungi, algae, and protozoa. A cell is the basic structural and functional unit of all known living organisms. A Protein is a biochemical compound consisting of one or more polypeptides which, facilitate cellular and biological function. Proteins are essential parts of organisms and are found in virtually every process within cells. “Molds, Bacteria, Fungi, and Biological contaminates contain proteins; spot tests specifically for those proteins”
How does spot screening kit work
Spot microbiological screening kit is a biochemical assay based technology for determining the total concentration of protein within the test solution; exhibited by the color change of the sample solution to purple in proportion to the protein concentration contained within the sample.
What does a failed spot test mean
In the event your test fails it is advisable to: 1) Discuss remediation options with your HVAC professional 2) Submit a sample for verification to an accredited laboratory whose analytical methods follow those recommended by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), or the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH). 3) IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING HEALTH PROBLEMS OR HAVE HEALTH CONCERNS, CONSULT A PHYSICIAN OR HEALTH PROFESSIONAL IMMEDIATELY BEFORE TAKING FURTHER ACTION
Spot Microbiological screening kit is useful in the screening of Residential, Commercial, Institutional, and Industrial applications as an initial screening during: Service calls, Home Inspections, Restoration, Remediation, Infection Control, Environmental Sampling, Custodial, Water Damage, and Post Remediation Verification