is an independent, FDA registered testing laboratory. Our company has been in business since 1982 and performs a variety of microbiological and analytical chemistry tests for pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and medical device industries.
We offer microbiological testing on a wide variety of sterilized and finished products using original or compendial methods (USP, AMII).
Chemical testing of raw materials, in-process, and finished products using original and standardized methods (USP, AMII, ASTM).
Sampling and identification of molds present in commerical and residential settings.
All homes have mold/mold spores to some extent. Certain molds (Stachybotrys chartarum, a.k.a “Black Mold”) have been shown to produce toxins that can cause serious health-related issues. However, the dreaded Black Mold can also appear in different colors ranging from black to dark green/blue.
Most (not all) home inspectors are not certified mold inspectors. Certain mold situations are readily apparent, but mold spores cannot be identified by the naked eye. If something is deemed to be “mold” by a home inspector, it would be advisable to have the site in question confirmed through laboratory testing.
We sample suspected mold sites and environments to determine the concentration and identity of living mold spores. All aspects of mold testing - from collection to identification - are performed here in our lab.
Sample collection is conducted by a trained technician using an air sampler and/or swabs. The samples are then incubated and any mold present is then identified by the microbiologist on staff.
Pricing information is below:
Swab Testing with Aerial Sampling
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Swabs are taken from suspected mold site. Samples are incubated for 3-5 days and any mold colonies that are present are identified to the genus level. A report is provided for the analysis. This is the most common type of mold testing performed in conjunction with a home inspection.Swab Testing with aerial sampling
Swabs and aerial samples are taken from suspected mold site. Aerial samples are taken using two different types of growth media (RBA and SDA). Samples are incubated for 3-5 days and any mold colonies that are present are identified to the genus level. A report is provided for the analysis.Full Mold Inspection
A mold inspection is conducted by a certified mold inspector. This process is very similar to a home inspection, but the entire home is inspected specifically looking for present and potential mold issues. Aerial sampling of the primary living quarters and all bedrooms are included. The process takes approximately 3-4 hours and both the interior and exterior of the home are covered. This is not a home inspection to detect structural or major system deficiencies.
Dr. Frank L. Binder, Ph.D.
Brian J. Diamond
Quality Assurance/Office Manager
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617 9th Ave., Huntington, WV 25701