Mold Analysis (Non-Viable Direct Examination Method)
Non-viable samples refer to samples that are examined directly under a microscope (fungal direct examination) for enumeration and identification of mold spores and hyphal fragments without culturing. In other words, the samples are taken for analysis by direct microscopic examination. The results include spore counts for each category of spores and the grand total spore count. Currently, JLM Environmental subcontracts this service through an NVLAP accredited laboratory.
JLM Environmental offers the following methods of non-viable analysis:
- Air Sampling
- Bulk samples (e.g., drywall material, wallpaper, pieces of carpet, etc).
- Surface swabs
- Tape-lift samples