Sample Analysis (Counting) Services - Aerobiology Research Laboratories

By: Aerobiology Research Labs  09-12-2011
Keywords: Sample Analysis, Sampling Equipment

We provide sample analysis services for organizations such as allergists (in Canada, United States, and internationally), pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and other institutions that collect outdoor air samples using rotation impaction equipment. We specialize in analysis of Type-I rods. Our services are ideal for any organization needing their samples to be analyzed quickly and accurately.

Sample Analysis - Prices per Sample
Routine count 31.00
Routine count - Pollen only 26.00
Routine count - Spores only 28.00
Complete count 35.00
Seasonal count - Trees
    Any 10 from the listing
Seasonal count - Grasses & Weeds 18.00
Seasonal count - Ragweed & other Weeds 17.00
Spore count
    Any 10 from the listing
(prices apply for samples collected on Type-I rods at 10% sampling rate over 24 hours. Other samples may be subject to additional fees)

All reports are presented in the units of particles per cubic meter of air (P/m3).

Aeroallergen Monitoring Services

We engage in sample analysis contracts for a full season (six consecutive months or more, with a minimum of 180 counts). These contracts may include, at no additional cost:

  • Sampling Equipment supplied for collecting samples
  • Pre-coated rods ready to install on collector heads

Rental of equipment and supplies for shorter monitoring projects start at $250.00 per site.

Identification List

The following is a list of pollen and spore species that we normally identify and tally in our counting procedures. The list of pollen counted may vary depending on the location where the samples were collected. Listings in Bold, or with an asterisk (*) are species included in our Routine counts.

Acer (Boxelder and Maple)* Alnus (Alder)*
Betula (Birch)* Birch Look-alikes*
Carya (Hickory)* Castanea (Chestnut)*
Corylus (Hazelnut)* Cupressaceae (Juniper and Cedar)*
Fagus (Beech)* Fraxinus (Ash)*
Juglans (Butternut, Walnut)* Larix (Larch, Tamarak)*
Morus (Mulberry)* Pinaceae (Pine, Fir, Spruce)*
Platanus (Sycamore) Populus (Aspen, Poplar)*
Quercus (Oak)* Rosaceae (Plum, Pear, Apple, Hawthorn)*
Salix (Willow)* Sambucus (Elderberry)
Tilia (Basswood, Linden)* Tsuga (Hemlock)*
Ulmus (Elm)*  
Cyperaceae (Sedge & Close Grass)* Gramineae (True Grass Family)*
Class Pteridophytes (Ferns & Fern-allies)*
Chenopodiaceae & Amaranthaceae* Compositae- Ambrosia (Ragweed)*
Compositae- Artemisia (Sagebrush, Wormwood)* Compositae- Solidago (Goldenrod)*
Compositae (All other Genera)* Cruciferae (Mustards)*
Plantago (Plantains)* Rumex (Dock, Sorel)*
Salsola pestifer (Russian Thistle)* Typha (Cattail)*
Urticaceae (Nettle, Pellitory)*  
Amphisphaeria Ascobolus*
Beltrania Bispora
Caloplaca & Xanthoria* Chaetomium*
Cucurbidothis Delitschia
Diatrypaceae* Erysiphe
Eurotium Leptosphaeria*
Leptosphaeria-look-alikes* Lewia
Massaria Massarina*
Melanospora Oospora (Powdery Mildew)*
Paraphaeosphaeria Peronospora (Downy Mildew)*
Pleospora* Saccocolus
Sordaria* Splanchnonema
Sporomiella Venturia*
Xylariaceae Other Ascospores*
Agrocybe & Agaricus Boletus*
Coprinus* Ganoderma*
Lepiota Lycoperdon
Panaeolus & Psathyrella* Uredinales (Puccinia, Rusts)*
Ustilaginales (Smuts)* Other Basidiospores*
Alternaria* Arthrinium*
Aspergillus & Penicillium* Bipolaris, Drechslera, Exserohilum*
Botrytis* Cercospora*
Cladosporium (Hormodendrum)* Cunninghamella
Curvularia* Epicoccum*
Fusariella Fusarium*
Fusicladium* Helicoma
Helicomina Helicomyces*
Nigrospora* Periconia*
Pithomyces* Polythrincium*
Stemphylium* Tetraploa*
Torula* Wallemia
Ulocladium* Other Fungi Imperfecti*
Fuligo Septica Other Myxomycetes*
Mucor Spinosus Other Zygomycetes
The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Sample Analysis, Sampling Equipment

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