Surface Dust, VOCs, Mould, and Formaldehyde


*There is only one slide provided with each surface dust test.*

Measures and reports total levels of surface dust, detects over 500 VOCs, actively growing mould, and formaldehyde in your home. Results e-mailed within 7-10 business days of receiving your samples at our lab.

Surface Dust Sample Report
VOC Sample Report (mould, page 3)
Formaldehyde Sample Report


Surface Dust

This is designed for the rapid collection of a wide range of airborne aerosols including mould spores, pollen, insect parts, skin cells, fibers, mineral dust,  the biogenic and  inorganic particles and opaque particles.

The Surface Dust test is specifically designed to capture:


  • mould spores and filamentous structures generated from fungal growth
  • pollen & fern spores: reproductive spores generated by flowering plants and ferns
  • skin cell fragments (Dander): generated by human or animals


  • fibrous glass fibres: fibrous transparent glass fibers (fiberglass & mineral wool is used primarily as insulation materials and fillers in ceiling tiles)
  • cellulosic fibres: natural cellulosic fibrous materials used as clothing, paper, etc.
  • synthetic fibres: fibrous manufactured fibres used as clothing, bedding, drapes,
    carpeting, etc. (primarily nylon, rayon, etc.)


  • opaque particles: typically decayed biological material, corrosion particles, and paints / pigments
  • anthropogenic/mineral Crystalline soil mineral grains and/or construction materials particles

May also include other uncommon particles, such as copier toner, starch grains, droplet-like particles, specific unique minerals, or corrosion particles, algae and protozoan organisms, and fire/combustion residue.

More facts about surface dust, here.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

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