What is MSQPCR?
Mold-Specific Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (MSQPCR) encompasses various DNA testing methods derived from the EPA’s ERMI research program, including ERMI, SIM, SIAM, PFP, ARMI, among others. Dust collector samples provide insight into a home’s mold history, generating an ERMI score when following the EPA’s ERMI protocol, facilitating comparisons with the average mold burden in homes.
The SIM (Survey of Indoor Molds), utilizing ERMI technology, is suitable for sample types beyond ERMI protocol constraints, compatible with either dust collectors or swabs. For assessing current indoor airborne mold levels, our exclusive M-TRAP® cassette, coupled with an IAQ sampling pump, allows for SIAM analysis (ERMI panel for the air), providing spore trap-like results with species identifications.