Laboratory and Field GlossaryThere are 196 entries in this glossary.
An organism that derives its primary nutrition from decaying carbonaceous matter.
|Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)||
Magnification 450-15,000x. Analytical technique used for air and bulk sample analysis. May use Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) to positively identify chemical elements present in the sample. Method involves counting fibers (discriminating between fibers less than and greater than 5.0 microns length) in a known surface area of a filter or bulk material.
South Coast Air Quality Management District
Tightly bound mass of hyphae. Usually resistant to disruption.
Medium that encourages selective growth of an organism while attempting to prevent others from growing with it.
The introduction or presence of disease causing organisms (usually microbial) into the blood or bodily fluids.
Division/wall formations in conidia and/or hyphae. Defines cell boundaries.
Sabaroud Glucose Agar. Another typical growth medium used in the laboratory for culturing fungi.
A written set of standards, procedures, and materials for the abatement of asbestos. Includes contract documents detailing the Scope of Work of the project and defining Contractor, Building Owner, and Consultant responsibilities.
|Spore Trap (Culturable)||
Method of microbial collection used to culture and later quantify airborne viable spores following microscopic analysis. Does not account for non
|Spore Trap (Non||
Hyphae lacking or ceasing to produce spores.
Soluble Threshold Limit Concentration used in the State of California in conjunction with TTLC to determine lead hazardous waste limits. If the STLC result is equal to or exceeds 5 mg/L the waste is deemed to be hazardous.
A chemical wetting agent added to water.
A technique for collecting microbial specimens using a sterile swab of cotton that can be sealed and either analyzed directly or following culture.