Chapter 3. Microbiological Sampling Strategies in Indoor Environments

  1. Chin S. Yang Ph.D.2 and
  2. Patricia A. Heinsohn Ph.D. CIH3
  1. Philip R. Morey Ph.D. CIH Director of Microbiology

Published Online: 1 AUG 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470112434.ch3

Sampling and Analysis of Indoor Microorganisms

Sampling and Analysis of Indoor Microorganisms

How to Cite

Morey, P. R. (2007) Microbiological Sampling Strategies in Indoor Environments, in Sampling and Analysis of Indoor Microorganisms (eds C. S. Yang and P. A. Heinsohn), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470112434.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

    P&K Microbiology Services, Inc., 1936 Olney Ave, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003, USA

  2. 3

    Micro Bios, 2309 Palmetto Avenue, C-1, Pacifica, CA 94044, USA

Author Information

  1. Boelter & Yates, Inc., 2235 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7015, USA

  1. Some of the concepts in this chapter are derived from Section 5.2 of Reference 18, also written by the author.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 AUG 2006
  2. Published Print: 16 FEB 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471730934

Online ISBN: 9780470112434

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Keywords:

  • indoor environment microbiological sampling strategies;
  • comparative indoor and outdoor sample collection;
  • cellotape sampling and surface sampling

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Sampling Strategy

  • Spatial or Location Variables

  • Temporal (Time) Variables

  • Indoor/Outdoor Comparisons

  • Complaint and Noncomplaint Zones

  • Source and Air Samples

  • Bulk Samples

  • Dust Samples

  • Surface Sampling

  • Culture Plate Impactions and Liquid Impingers

  • Spore Trap Samplers

  • Sampling by Filtration

  • Conclusions