PCR Detection and Confirmation

Polymerase Chain Reaction is conducted on samples by our associated laboratory using real time PCR DNA detection methods using probes and primers developed exclusively for the laboratory.  

Samples are extracted and the fungal DNA is exposed to the specific DNA probes to identify the species of mould that may be present in the sample.  

Our reference laboratory has many probes validated to identify specific fungi and yeasts in a wide variety of samples.

MouldLab is currently establishing this methodology and validating it in an Australian setting.

The evaluation of these Australian analyses will be referenced to the Australian Environmental Relative Mould Index (AERMI).