Creating Safer Indoor Environments with Our Surface Mycotoxin Test
Uncover harmful surface mycotoxins produced by mold and take steps to protect your health.
MESA Helps You Identify Mycotoxins on Your Surfaces
The detection and measurement of the most prevalent mycotoxins present on indoor surfaces can be accomplished with ease using MESA. Simply obtain a swab sample from surfaces such as walls, furnishings, and HVAC systems to determine whether you are susceptible to exposure to these toxic chemical molds. Mycotoxins can be present in the air you breathe and on surfaces that may be in close proximity to you. With MESA’s distinct extraction method and ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay), you can now effortlessly evaluate indoor surfaces for mycotoxins, thereby minimizing the risk of exposure.
Order MESA: $350
Mycotoxins MESA Tests For :
At Respirare Labs, we use ELISA (Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) testing on all AMEA samples to detect and quantify mycotoxins. To ensure the utmost accuracy and standardization, we limit our testing to mycotoxins that have corresponding certified ELISA kits, which is widely recognized in the industry as the most sensitive method of detection. We prioritize sticking to what has been proven effective in analysis, and will continue to do so until there are more certified ELISA kits available for other types of mycotoxins in the future.
Q-Swab is a ready-to-use dilution and delivery device commonly used in environmental surface sampling within the food and beverage industry. Our innovative approach involves leveraging this technology to acquire mycotoxin surface samples, which we pair with our patented extraction method and industry-standardized ELISA testing to yield a highly accurate analysis.
Order MESA: $350
Where to Sample
Places to Obtain MESA Samples
After experiencing mold or water damage, it’s crucial to ensure that your furniture is free from any residual mycotoxins and safe to use. MESA can be trusted to provide this assurance and determine whether a cleaning solution is needed to maintain the furniture’s quality.
After mold remediation has been completed, it is advisable to perform a MESA swab on the wall or surface where mold was previously present. This will help confirm that the remediation was successful and that there are no mycotoxins remaining that could be potentially harmful.
It is not advisable to take a MESA sample directly on visible mold as it may crush the spore, disturb the mold, and consequently, increase mycotoxins into the air and surrounding surfaces. We suggest obtaining a sample from surrounding walls or open areas near the visible mold that can be swabbed to check for mycotoxins.
Did you know that HVAC systems might be spreading mycotoxins in your home or building? These toxins can easily travel through the system and contaminate the air you breathe. One way to check if your HVAC system needs cleaning or if it’s actively contributing to the spread of mycotoxins is by using MESA to swab the return air duct.
Tailored for your clear understanding
MESA Report Results
Our MESA mycotoxin surface testing report provides an in-depth analysis of the levels of harmful mycotoxins present on various surfaces in your home or building. The results are classified as below detection limit, trace, and elevated, and there are no established background levels for surface mycotoxins yet. It’s important to note that surface sample results should be used only as a reference since. Our report serves as a helpful guide for interpreting your mycotoxin exposure and ensuring that any mold remediation efforts have successfully removed all mycotoxins from your surfaces.
MESA Sampling Instructions
Our step-by-step instructions are carefully crafted to ensure that MESA sampling is both easy and comprehensible. By following our guide, anyone can feel confident when testing their surfaces. We take pride in providing clear and concise instructions, making it easier than ever to get started with MESA sampling.
Step by step tutorial
Watch our video guide
Check out our comprehensive video tutorial for performing a MESA sample. For optimal understanding, we recommend using it in conjunction with our downloadable written instructions, which can be found above. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Their sticky nature
Mycotoxins On Surfaces
It’s important to note that mycotoxins have a particularly sticky nature, which allows them to cling to surfaces in indoor environments. In fact, these toxins can be found on a wide range of surfaces, such as walls, ceilings, floors, carpets, and even within HVAC systems and furniture. Interestingly, mycotoxins have been detected on walls beyond just the immediate vicinity of mold growth – they can become airborne and settle on surrounding surfaces as well. This is why it’s crucial to have comprehensive indoor mycotoxin testing done before and after mold remediation to ensure that all potential sources of exposure are identified and addressed.
Direct Analysis & Quantification
Here at Respirare Labs, we specialize in direct analysis and provide reports in cubic meter format. By performing direct analysis, we are able to accurately test for specific mycotoxins and determine their quantities, which is incredibly helpful in assessing your exposure risk based on the size of the room and level of activity. It’s important to note that we only test for mycotoxins where we can achieve reliable and measurable results, as being able to quantify the mycotoxins is crucial in understanding your potential exposure risks.
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
We make use of ELISA testing in addition to our patented extraction methods. ELISA is widely considered to be the most effective way of identifying and quantifying mycotoxins due to its high levels of sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy. The ELISA testing method works by utilizing antibodies that are designed to bind specifically to the mycotoxin of interest. When the sample containing the mycotoxin is introduced to the antibody, the two bind together, producing a measurable signal that can be quantified and analyzed. The specificity of the antibodies used in ELISA testing ensures that false positives are minimized, resulting in more accurate and reliable results. Overall, ELISA testing is an essential tool for identifying and quantifying mycotoxins in our AMEA and MESA samples.