Molds are also very common in buildings and homes. Mold needs moisture to grow. Indoors, mold growth can be found where humidity levels are high, like basements and showers. They produce microscopic cells called “spores” that are spread easily through the air. Spores can also be spread by water and insects. Live spores act like seeds, forming new mold colonies when they find the right conditions. It may cause severe health and hygiene problems to building occupants.
Fungal Culture Screen Check provides the necessary tool to assist in identifying, as well as providing concentration levels of fungi by using a swab culture technique (Bio-Vial). Speciation Identification of three predominant types can be performed for an additional fee. Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory (EDLab), will provide a final report.
Concentration levels of fungi are reported in Colony Forming Units (CFU), and are compared to what is considered to be normal. Once EDLab receives the Bio-Vial sample for analysis, your lab report will be generated and emailed within 10-14 days.
Common Symptoms to look for: Nasal and sinus irritation or congestion, dry hacking cough, wheezing, skin rashes, burning, watery or reddened eyes, hay-fever-like symptoms, shortness of breath, headaches, etc.