AEROBIOLOGY INSTRUCTION AND RESEARCH

Lab Fee Schedule

Prices effective 1 Feb 2012; subject to change

 

Michael L. Muilenberg                                                                                                              

A.I.R.                                                                                       Alternate phone: 413 545-3052

P.O. Box 45                                                                                       aerobiology@yahoo.com

Amherst, MA  01004                                                                   mmuil@schoolph.umass.edu

Ph. 617 504-7215                                                                                                                      

 

Microscopic Analysis of Samples from Volumetric Air Samplers

 

Please obtain prior approval before sending samples

Recoveries (non-viable) are reported as particles per cubic meter of air, if air volume sampled is provided.  Otherwise, recoveries are reported as particles per sample.

 

Portable-type Slit Impactors

(for example, Burkard Portable Spore Traps, Zefon Air-O-Cell Cassettes)

 

For pollen grains1 (identification to family or, if possible, genus)         -        $35/slide

For fungal spores (identification to family or, if possible, genus)         -        $50/slide

 

Recording-type Slit Impactors

(for example, 24-hour Burkard Recording Sampler, Allergenco Samplers)

 

For pollen grains1 (identification to family or, if possible, genus)         -        $65/slide

For fungal spores (identification to family or, if possible, genus)         -        $110/slide

 

Rotating Arm Impactors

(for example, Rotorod Sampler)

 

For pollen grains1 (identification to family or, if possible, genus)         -        $45/rod

For fungal spores (identification to family or, if possible, genus)         -        $75/rod

 

1 Pollen counts are primarily for outdoor samples.  Pollen from mechanically ventilated interiors can be analyzed for no charge by request if spore concentrations are being analyzed.

 

Microscopic Analyses (non-viable) of Other Sample Types

 

Tape Impressions (or tape-lift samples)                                                 -      $30/sample

Bulk Samples (dust, scrapings, swabs, etc.)                                          -      $30/sample

 

Report Turn-Around Time

Standard                                 Less than 7 days                  fees as above

Rush                                        Two days                             50% surcharge

Mad Rush2                              Overnight                             100% surcharge

 

2 Including weekends and holidays; limited availability