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Title Mold / Bacteria Real Time PCR Air Sampling Guide

PCR SAMPLING GUIDE

PROCEDURE FOR PCR AIR SAMPLING


SAMPLING PROCEDURE - PCR AIR SAMPLES

1. Obtain a 3-piece PCR air/dust-sampling cassette from EMSL.

2. Remove the blue and red plugs of the cassette.

3. Attach a vacuum pump to the cassette through the lower opening (the side that is not labeled "Inlet").

4. Sample as much air as desired through the upper opening. [ There is no upper limit to sampling time.]

5. Record the VOLUME of air sampled and ship cassette to EMSL. No refrigeration is needed.