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Title Mold / Bacteria Real Time PCR Dust Sampling Guide

PCR SAMPLING GUIDE

PROCEDURE FOR PCR DUST SAMPLING


SAMPLING PROCEDURE - PCR DUST 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 small piece of tubing to the upper opening (the end labeled "Inlet"). Cut a 45 degree angle at the end of the tubing.

4. Attach a vacuum pump to the cassette through the lower opening.

5. Begin collecting dust through the upper tubing. [ There is no upper limit to sampling time.]

6. Ship the cassette to EMSL. No refrigeration is needed.