Mold, Bacteria and Microbiology Testing

With over 40 years of combined microbiology analysis experience and continuously accredited since 1993,  Moody Labs has the integrity, expertise, and experience to provide accurate, high quality analytical services day in and day out.

Moody Labs provides testing and analysis on a variety of samples; bulk, wipes, swab, and collected air samples.


Mold Services

Non-Cultured (Immediate, Rush, and 2-Day Results)

  • Air Samples - ASTM D7391 - Determination of Fungal Concentrations in Airborne Samples (Air-O-Cell®, Allergenco D®, Cyclex D®, Micro 5, Digital DIS, and more).
  • Bulk and Surface Samples - ASTM D7658-17 - Determination of Fungal Particulates (Tape lifts, Swabs, Wipes, Dust, and Bulk Materials)

Expanded analyses are available to include other particulates including pollen, skin, insect parts, debris, etc..

Non-cultured analyses are reported as total spore counts and concentrations using a relative ranking scale 1-5

Cultured (10 - 14 Day Results)

  • Air Samples - Determination of Viable Fungal Concentrations in Airborne Samples (Andersen and Via-Cell)
  • Bulk and Surface Samples. Determination of Viable Fungal Particulates in Bulk and Surface Samples (Swabs, Wipes, Dust, and Bulk Materials)

Cultured analyses are reported as Colony Forming Units (CFUs) per unit area, weight, or volume depending on the sample media.


Bacterial Services

Bacterial contamination can happen at any time causing the need for environmental monitoring to prevent harmful microbes from contaminating surfaces, water, air or bulk materials.  Microbial testing can help ensure that bacterial contamination has properly identified or properly addressed. Moody Labs provides the following bacterial analyses to assist with evaluating bacterial contamination:  

Air, Water, Surface, and Bulk Samples

  • E.coli and Coliforms (1-2 days turnaround time)
    • Presence / Absence testing (Water, Swabs and Bulk)
    • CFU count (Swabs and Bulk)
  • Legionella testing via culture method (14-21 days turnaround time)
    • Presence / Absence testing (Water and Swabs)
    • CFU count (Water and Swabs)
  • Membrane Filtration (1-2 days turnaround time)
    • CFU count (Water)
  • Heterotrophic Plate Count (2-3 days turnaround time)
    • CFU count (Water)  
  • Total Plate Count  (2-3 days turnaround time)
    • CFU count (Water, Swab, Air and Bulk)
  • Total Plate Count w/ gram stain (2-3 days)
    • CFU count and reporting of gram negative and gram-positive bacteria colonies using gram stain techniques  (Water, Swab, Air and Bulk)
  • Staphylococcus (1-2 days turnaround time)
    • Presence / absence testing (Swabs and Bulk)
    • CFU count (Swabs and Bulk)
  • Identification of Aerobic Bacteria using BiOLOG Gen III (7-10 days)
    (Water, Swab, Air and Bulk)
    • Species Identification with CFU count.
  • Microbial Monitoring Program (7-14 days turnaround time)
    • Call for more information on specific testing included in this program

Moody Labs has numerous capabilities beyond what are listed here. Give us a call to discuss special projects and pricing.