This test aims to identify moulds that are growing on specific objects / materials. By collecting swab samples, the service will be able to find out the types of moulds to genus level. After the service, you will receive a test report and our recommendations (related services and products) based on the results.
Moulds reproduce by tiny spores that can be present on both surfaces and in the air, they live in moist places like bathrooms, kitchens or air conditioners. Moulds remains allergenic and toxigenic to our health even when dead.
As tiny mould spores become airborne, they can trigger or aggravate asthma symptoms and cause allergic reactions, such as nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing and irritated eyes in people who have mould allergies. Identifying the particular mould species found at home is crucial for you to locate and eliminate the source of mould growth.
We adopt Mould Swabs™ to perform mould identification. Moist swabs will be used to take samples from any surfaces. The samples will then be sent to Canada Laboratory which has been accredited to ISO 17025 international standard by the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA) for identification.