ASTM-D7658 Standard Test Method for Direct Microscopy of Fungal Structures from Tape


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Standard Test Method for Direct Microscopy of Fungal Structures from Tape




1.1 This test method uses optical microscopy for the detection, semi-quantification, and identification of fungal structures in tape lift preparations.

1.2 This test method describes the preparation techniques for tape-lift matrices, the procedure for confirming the presence of fungal structures, and the reporting of observed fungal structures

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.4 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.

1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


fungal material; fungal particulate; fungi; fungus; indoor air quality; mold; mould; particulate; sampling; spore; surface sampling; tape-lift; tape;; ICS Number Code 07.100.99 (Other standards related to microbiology)

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Publication Date

April 1, 2017

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Test Method

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7 pages

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