Sample Analysis (Counting) Services

We provide sample analysis services for organizations such as allergists (in Canada, United States, and internationally), pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and other institutions that collect outdoor air samples using rotation impaction equipment. We specialize in analysis of Type-I rods. Our services are ideal for any organization needing their samples to be analyzed quickly and accurately.

Sample Analysis - Prices per Sample
Routine count 32.00
Routine count - Pollen only 27.00
Routine count - Spores only 29.00
Complete count 36.00
Seasonal count - Trees
    Any 10 from the listing
Seasonal count - Grasses & Weeds (incl. Ragweed) 20.00
Spore count
    Any 10 from the listing
(prices apply for samples collected on Type-"I" rods at 10% sampling rate over 24 hours. Other samples may be subject to additional fees)

All reports are presented in the units of particles per cubic meter of air (P/m3).

Aeroallergen Monitoring Services

We engage in sample analysis contracts for a full season (six consecutive months or more, with a minimum of 180 counts). These contracts may include, at no additional cost:

Rental of equipment and supplies for shorter monitoring projects start at $300.00 per site.

Please contact us for an individualized quote.

Identification List

The following is a list of pollen and spore species that we normally identify and tally in our counting procedures. The list of pollen counted may vary depending on the location where the samples were collected. Listings in Bold, or with an asterisk (*) are species included in our Routine counts.

Acer (Boxelder and Maple)* Alnus (Alder)*
Betula (Birch)* Birch Look-alikes*
Carya (Hickory)* Castanea (Chestnut)*
Corylus (Hazelnut)* Cupressaceae (Juniper and Cedar)*
Fagus (Beech)* Fraxinus (Ash)*
Juglans (Butternut, Walnut)* Larix (Larch, Tamarak)*
Morus (Mulberry)* Pinaceae (Pine, Fir, Spruce)*
Platanus (Sycamore) Populus (Aspen, Poplar)*
Quercus (Oak)* Rosaceae (Plum, Pear, Apple, Hawthorn)*
Salix (Willow)* Sambucus (Elderberry)
Tilia (Basswood, Linden)* Tsuga (Hemlock)*
Ulmus (Elm)*  
Cyperaceae (Sedge & Close Grass)* Gramineae (True Grass Family)*
Class Pteridophytes (Ferns & Fern-allies)*
Chenopodiaceae & Amaranthaceae* Compositae- Ambrosia (Ragweed)*
Compositae- Artemisia (Sagebrush, Wormwood)* Compositae- Solidago (Goldenrod)*
Compositae (All other Genera)* Cruciferae (Mustards)*
Plantago (Plantains)* Rumex (Dock, Sorel)*
Salsola pestifer (Russian Thistle)* Typha (Cattail)*
Urticaceae (Nettle, Pellitory)*  

Amphisphaeria Ascobolus*
Beltrania Bispora
Caloplaca & Xanthoria* Chaetomium*
Cucurbidothis Delitschia
Diatrypaceae* Erysiphe
Eurotium Leptosphaeria*
Leptosphaeria-look-alikes* Lewia
Massaria Massarina*
Melanospora Oospora (Powdery Mildew)*
Paraphaeosphaeria Peronospora (Downy Mildew)*
Pleospora* Saccocolus
Sordaria* Splanchnonema
Sporomiella Venturia*
Xylariaceae Other Ascospores*
Agrocybe & Agaricus Boletus*
Coprinus* Ganoderma*
Lepiota Lycoperdon
Panaeolus & Psathyrella* Uredinales (Puccinia, Rusts)*
Ustilaginales (Smuts)* Other Basidiospores*
Alternaria* Arthrinium*
Aspergillus & Penicillium* Bipolaris, Drechslera, Exserohilum*
Botrytis* Cercospora*
Cladosporium (Hormodendrum)* Cunninghamella
Curvularia* Epicoccum*
Fusariella Fusarium*
Fusicladium* Helicoma
Helicomina Helicomyces*
Nigrospora* Periconia*
Pithomyces* Polythrincium*
Stemphylium* Tetraploa*
Torula* Wallemia
Ulocladium* Other Fungi Imperfecti*
Fuligo Septica Other Myxomycetes*
Mucor Spinosus Other Zygomycetes

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