BioTape slides are designed for sampling visible mold growth on various surfaces. Each has a writable label on one end and a sticky surface, covered by a protective plastic tape, on the other end.
To use the BioTape slides, you write the room location you are testing on the slide, peel off the tape, press the sticky surface onto the surface to be tested, remove the slide, and place the slide back in its case. Do not sample more than 1 spot with the same biotape slide.
The samples collected on these slides will be microscopically analyzed in the lab providing you the types of mold present on the area that you sampled.
Taking surface samples using BioTape surface sampling slides is simple:
- Lift one BioTape slide from its plastic case
- Write the necessary information on the slide label
- Peel off the protective plastic from the sticky area
- Stick the slide to the surface you want to test
- Peel off the slide and return it to its plastic case.
BioTape Slides provide a standardized sampling method for the determination of mold contamination. It provides the ability to quickly take a sample and measure the relative degree of contamination. BioTape slides consist of a flexible plastic microscope slides with a pre-defined adhesive area. It is ideal for mold sampling and testing.