Collecting Samples Using The M-TRAP®
The Big 2 analysis, paired with the M-TRAP®, can be used to cut costs as it makes collecting reliable composite air samples easy and affordable. We have successfully pulled an M-TRAP® sample outdoors for 24 hours without overloading the sample. This means that you may composite multiple sample locations per M-TRAP®, within a property, for thorough sampling while saving money. The M-TRAP® has been independently validated by CDC NIOSH and is proven to increase spore capture efficiency by 95-99% compared to traditional inertial impact spore trap cassettes (Micro-5®, AllergencoD®, Air-o-Cell®, etc). Subsequently, this eliminates the problem of low capture of Stachybotrys on inertial impact cassettes. With the use of reusable adaptors, our cassette is compatible with most standard IAQ pumps. Sampling is easy; just collect the sample for 10 minutes at 15 L/min in each room and record the number of rooms in order to calculate the total volume collected for documentation on the Chain of Custody. You will receive an easy to read, PDF report outlining the spores per cubic meter of air within 24-72 hours of receipt.