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Full Particle Identification SM

Category Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Lab Services
Test Full Particle Identification SM
Description Full Particle ID incorporates physical testing with Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) to identify nearly all particles from cotton fibers, dander and dust mites to unusual materials such as carbon black, metal oxides and minerals. This analysis is best performed in conjunction with Air-O-Cell cassettes or other media to identify any fungal allergens. This method is the perfect procedure for initial site surveys where Indoor Air Quality is in question.

Sampling of bulk materials is typically performed by the glove bag technique. Dust is commonly collected by micro-vacuuming or wipe sampling with alcohol prep wipes. Air sampling is performed using a 0.1 micron Polycarbonate filter and an Air-O-Cell cassette.

0.1 micron Polycarbonate filter 10-15 lpm ( volume of 1,500 – 3,000 liters )
Air-O-Cell Cassette 10-15 lpm ( volume of 75 – 200 liters)

When "Site Standards" are taken of the various suspect materials through out the job site, the particles found in the samples can be matched to the Site Standards. This can pin point the actual source of the contamination. When air sampling for fungi, a sample should be acquired from outside the building preferably near a fresh air intake. This will act as a "Baseline" for the fungi concentrations found in the sampling area.
CAS Number 192-97-2
Test Type Single
Test Prefix
Test Benzo(e)pyrene
Synonym(s) 4.5-Benzopyrene
Method NIOSH 5506
Matrices Air (Cassettes + Tube)
Group Package PAH - Full LIst
Cinnaminson New Jersey - Corporate Lab (IH LAB 28)  100194
Huntington Beach California (LAB 33) 101650
Indianapolis Indiana (LAB 16) X
Charlotte (Pineville) North Carolina (LAB 41) X
Minneapolis (New Hope) Minnesota (LAB 10)
Toronto Ontario Canada (LAB 55)
Chromotography Type / Detector HPLC/FL-UV
OSHA PEL or Other Value in mg/m3 0.2
OSHA PEL or Other Value in µg/m3 200
OSHA PEL or Other Value in ppm N/A
OSHA or Most Relevant OEL Notes 0.2 mg/m3 - OSHA PEL TWA, CTPV Benzene-Soluble Fraction 0.1 mg/m3 NIOSH REL CTPV CycloheXane-Soluble Fraction Ca - NIOSH - Carcinogen
Sampling Instructions / Interferences Protect from light and heat. Wrap in foil, ship refrigerated (0C).
Method link https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2003-154/pdfs/5506.pdf
Molecular Weight - grams/mol 252.316
Reporting Limits (Field Blank Limit) ug/sample 0.31
LOQ (ug/sample based on media)/sample 0.31
Default Reporting Units ug/m3

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