Standard Practice for Collection of Fungal Material From Surfaces by Tape Lift
|Publication Date:||1 June 2014|
This practice describes the protocols for collection of surface samples using tape lifts and their delivery to the laboratory.
The purpose of this practice is to support the field investigator in differentiating fungal materials from non-fungal material such as scuffs, soot deposits, stains, pigments, dust, efflorescence, adhesives, and water stains.
The samples collected by this practice are appropriate for either qualitative or quantitative analysis by direct microscopy.
This practice does not address building occupant exposures, or occupant health risks.
This practice does not address the development of a formal hypothesis or the establishment of sampling objectives.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.