Work Item
ASTM WK78583

New Practice for Collection of Microbial Material from Surfaces by Micro-vacuum

1. Scope

The promotion of knowledge, the development of test methods, practices, guides, and terminology pertaining to sampling and analysis of atmospheres, interpretation of data, the standardization of recognized and practiced methods for measurement of atmospheric quality, and sponsoring of discussions among those active in the study of air quality.
The work of the Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM Committees and other organizations having mutual interest.


micro-vacuum, microbial, fungal material; fungal particulate; fungi; fungus; indoor air quality; mold; mould; particulate; sampling; source sampling; spore; surface sampling; allergen; endotoxin; NAHA; DNA; PCR; ATP


There are several methods in common use for collecting microbial material from surfaces in the occupied environment. D22.08 has established standard practices for tape lift and swab sample collection. This standard practice is intended to establish a consistent procedure for collecting microbial matter using the micro-vacuum method.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: D22.08

Committee: D22

Staff Manager: Ashley Wiand

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 10-14-2021

Technical Contact: Dale Walsh

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