FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The vacuum cones are good for sample collection from a 22 square foot carpeted area such as from a living room and a bedroom. The cone is attached to the hose at the end of your vacuum, and the inner tube must be as full as possible to get a good sample. Otherwise, the Swiffer is the preferred method. With the Swiffer method, you test different areas of your house by wiping areas that are dusty. Areas that can be tested are on top of cabinets, door jams, window sills, ceiling fans. With this method, the Swiffer cloth must look dirty to get a good sample.
This is the TAT which stands for Turn Around Time and is the time the lab takes to complete the analysis. Once we receive the sample, the lab has either 7, 5, 3, or 1 day to get the test results back to you. Each one has a separate cost.
The results are emailed to the email that you provide on the Chain of Custody form.
Reports include interpretation and references values to be used as a guide. The best person to interpret your results would be the doctor or office you are working with who can better understand your symptoms and how your health is being affected.
DRY SWIFFER COLLECTION METHOD
Bookshelves, Picture Frames, Behind Furniture, Door Frames, Decorations on the Wall, Nightstands Lamp shades, Entertainment Centers, Tops Of TV, Vents/ HVAC Avoid areas with high heat and high mosture like kitchen and bathrooms.
Avoid Dry wall and Gypsum dust, also rusting metals and clay materials. Any of this will result in inhibition of the testing procedure.