Work Item
ASTM WK49764

New Test Method for Swab Sample Preparation and Analysis of Culturable Fungi

1. Scope

1.1 This test method describes the sample preparation and analysis of swab samples for culturable fungi. 1.2 This test method can be used to enumerate and identify culturable fungi present, when possible. 1.3 This test method is not suitable for bacteria analysis. 1.4 The sample preparation is not intended for direct microscopy. 1.5 Units--The values stated in SI units are regarded as the standard. 1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Keywords

mold microscopy

Rationale

The significance of this test method is to standardize the culture preparation and analysis for culturable fungi from swabs. This test method can be used to enumerate and identify culturable fungi present, when possible.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

Details

Developed by Subcommittee: D22.08

Committee: D22

Staff Manager: Ashley Wiand

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 04-28-2015

Technical Contact: John Neville

Item: 002

Ballot: D22.08 (20-02)

Status: Will Reballot Item