Surface Fungi and Bacterial Culture

MouldLab offer several options for culturing surface fungi and bacteria.

Swabs (SMB4)

MouldLab sell sterile swabs which can be used for a variety of sampling types, one of which is viable surface mould and bacteria. The suspect area is swabbed and placed into the sterile transport media and returned to MouldLab within 24-48hours. The sample is then cultured onto our 4-Plate System agar plates and grown under the appropriate conditions for 7days. Colony forming units can then be counted and identified.

MATBF or Bulk Sampling

Bulk samples can be sent to MouldLab where our scientists can determine how best to process the samples to allow quantification and identification to genus level. Bulk samples can include:

  • Timber pieces
  • Gyprock 
  • Clothing
  • Household items
  • Soil
  • Building or packing materials

Amongst many others. Call the lab today to discuss any queries relating to bulk sampling.


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