Home Air Allergen Test

Bad Air Quality and Asthma

Our home air allergen test includes a comprehensive examination of your residence and surrounding area to determine the main causes of irritation.

Allergen and Asthma Trigger Screening – $449.00

Price includes

Complete visual inspection of the inside of your home

Dust sampling using dust collection device and a 30-micron screen

Analytical services utilizing an accredited laboratory

Immunoassay screening

We screen for allergen groups containing

Cat allergens

Dog allergens

Cockroach allergens

Dust mite allergens (Der p1 and Der f1)

Home Air Allergen Test Procedures

This test provides the necessary data showing the presence of contaminants above threshold limit values.  We provide a full analytical review by a highly qualified Certified Microbial Consultant (CMC).  Our review contains a reference report from the EPA, IICRC S500 and S520 guidelines.   We then provide a list of self cleanup techniques or referral to an appropriate specialist.

Laboratory turnaround is currently 5 – 7 days.

Additional Screening Services

Additional allergens can be screened from this sample for the additional reduced pricing:

Rodent allergens

Mold allergens (a minimum of three air samples are necessary)

Pollen levels

Insect parts

Dust count

Don’t delay, Get your Home Air Allergen Test Today!

What Are Allergens and Asthma Triggers?

Allergen contaminants include mold, animal dander and cat saliva, dust mites, and cockroaches. There are many sources of these pollutants; household pets are sources of saliva and animal dander. Contaminated central air handling systems can become breeding grounds for mold, mildew, and other sources of biological contaminants and can then distribute these contaminants through the home.

Protecting Your Home

By controlling the relative humidity level in a home, the growth of some sources of biological contaminants can be minimized. A relative humidity of 30-50 percent is generally recommended for homes. Standing water, water-damaged materials, or wet surfaces also serve as a breeding ground for molds, mildews, bacteria, and insects. House dust mites, the source of one of the most powerful biological allergens, grow in damp, warm environments.

Air Allergen & Mold Hazards

Some biological contaminants trigger allergic reactions, including hypersensitivity pneumonitis, allergic rhinitis, and some types of asthma. Allergic reactions occur only after repeated exposure to a specific biological allergen. However, that reaction may occur immediately upon re-exposure or after multiple exposures over time. As a result, people who have noticed only mild allergic reactions or no reactions at all may suddenly find themselves very sensitive to particular allergens.

Asthma Triggers

The EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency) lists the following as the Top Indoor Environmental Allergens and Asthma Triggers:

Second-hand cigarette smoke

Pets - warm-blooded mammalian

Cockroaches

Dust mites

Molds

Do I Need Testing?

If you have begun to show irritation to your environment, then immediate air testing should follow.  Children, elderly people, and people with breathing problems, allergies, and lung diseases are particularly susceptible to disease-causing biological agents in the indoor air.  Our trained professionals will test for these particles as well as performing mold testing to eliminate any chance of toxic buildup.

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