Surface Dust


*There is only one slide provided with this surface dust test. Purchase an additional for each slide needed.*

The single-use sampling tape slide allows you to detect and report total levels of surface dust in your home.

Results emailed within 10 business days of receiving your samples at our lab.

Surface Dust Sample Report

Using one slide to test multiple surfaces will overfill the tape lift, making it impossible to differentiate the particles.

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

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