Mold Specific Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction is the umbrella term used to describe mold DNA testing based off the EPA’s ERMI research program. These include the ERMI, SIM, SIAM, PFP, ARMI, etc. When using dust collector samples you can get a look at the mold history in the home. If you follow the EPA’s ERMI protocol you can receive an ERMI score which is useful to compare one home against the mold burden in the average home. A SIM (Survey of Indoor Molds), which uses all the same technology as the ERMI, can be used for other sample types that do not conform to the ERMI protocol. This analysis can be used with either a dust collector or swab. If you are interested in the current levels of indoor airborne mold, our proprietary M-TRAP® cassette can be used with an IAQ sampling pump which you can perform a SIAM (the ERMI panel for the air) on to get results similar to a spore trap but with species identifications.