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Mold Test

$274

Mold Species Only: Most basic mold screening test

Who It’s For: Someone who is wondering if they have a mold problem. 

What it Does: Identifies the 36 mold species most commonly found in homes studied by the EPA

Important test info

Best Value

Toxic Mold Test

$524

Mold Species + Mycotoxins: Most comprehensive mold screening test

Who It’s For: Someone whose health is impacted by mold and the mycotoxins they produce

What it Does: Identifies the 36 mold species most commonly found in homes studied by the EPA, and if there is a “Toxic Mold” situation

Important test info

Toxic Mold + Bacteria Test

$724

Mold Species + Mycotoxins + Endotoxins: Most comprehensive water damage and toxin screening test

Who It’s For: Someone who has a medical hypersensitivity to water damaged buildings

What it Does: Identifies the 36 mold species most commonly found in homes studied by the EPA, if there is a “Toxic Mold” or “Toxic Bacteria” situation

Important test info

Data empowers us to know what we are breathing.

Heather Dessigner's Story

Environmentally Acquired Illness is a rising concern among doctors and health professionals across the world. The Dust Test is used by hundreds of health professionals worldwide. 

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Environmentally Acquired Illness is a rising concern among doctors and health professionals across the world. The Dust Test is used by hundreds of health professionals worldwide. 

“So many of my patients struggle with the effects of mold exposure which is why it is so important that they test their home. The PCR technology utilized by The Dust Test is the best way to screen a home to see what my patients are exposed to”

“Water damaged buildings host more than mold spores. Contaminants include mold spores, mold chemicals, and bacteria. If we only test for spores using an ERMI, we’re not only missing 2/3rds of the picture, but the ERMI score is incredibly misleading. I like the Dust Test because it gives my patients comprehensive information to guide their next steps.”

I’m really pleased with The Dust Test and the comprehensive analysis and customer support that they provide. I’m recommending it to all of my patients who need an affordable way to order QPCR in their home

Reveal the Unseen in the Air You Breathe

The Dust Test utilizes mold-specific quantitative PCR (MSQPCR) technology as a screening tool to identify the top 36 different species as well as toxins produced by both molds and bacteria that typically inhibit unhealthy homes, depending upon the test you select.

This test is not only more accurate than any other test out there to screen your environment, it’s more affordable than hiring a professional to test the health of your home. 

Learn Which Test is Right For You


$274

Mold Test

$524

Toxic Mold Test

$724

Toxic Mold + Bacteria Test

Mold Category

Mold Species

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Mold Groups / Levels

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How Your Home Compares to Others

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Odds of Finding a Healthier Home

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Mycotoxin Analysis*

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Endotoxin Analysis**

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Free Next Steps Phone Call

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* Available with the Toxic Mold or Toxic Mold & Bacteria tests   **Available with the Toxic Mold or Toxic Mold & Bacteria tests

A Community of Resources

The Dust Test partners with organizations like We Inspect, HomeCleanse and Change the Air Foundation to help you with each step of your journey that goes beyond the initial test result. 

A Community of Resources

The Dust Test partners with organizations like We Inspect, HomeCleanse and Change the Air Foundation to help you with each step of your journey that goes beyond the initial test result. 

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 get to know us 

Our Team

CEO

Zahid Murry

Marketing

Jenny Martin

Design

Susan Parker

Photographer

Cam Newman

The Team Behind The Dust Test

Michael Rubino

HomeCleanse

Corey Levy

We Inspect

Brian Karr

We Inspect

Mold species in Groups%%AVGAVGGMGM
OccurOccurCE/mgCE/mgCE/mgCE/mg
AHHS IAHHS IIAHHS IAHHS IIAHHS IAHHS II
Group 1      
Aspergillus flavus3647181421
Aspergillus fumigatus627019532
Aspergillus niger699799824418
Aspergillus ochraceus2774342723
Aspergillus penicillioides90998609504191140
Aspergillus restrictus12765114126
Aspergillus sclerotiorum265461222
Aspergillus sydowii2966015936
Aspergillus unguis203616921
Aspergillus versicolor307028236214
Aureobasidium pullulans941001719876263335
Chaetomium globosum5172451323
Cladosporium sphaerospermum829814972861347
Eurotium amstelodami981003758200215571
Paecilomyces variotii466420839822
Penicillium brevicompactum5289984256
Penicillium corylophilum1768164124
Penicillium group 2863195116
Penicillium purpurogenum15252811
Penicillium spinulosum20551111
Penicillium variabile5087181936
Scopulariopsis brevicaulis5364182622
Scopulariopsis chartarum387551523
Stachybotrys chartarum353823221
Trichoderma viride277831023
Wallemia sebi75100962425118155
       
Group 2   
Acremonium strictum5782163547
Alternaria alternata881001692363575
Aspergillus ustus406061222
Cladosporium cladosporioides 19910014971866331892
Cladosporium cladosporioides 270953259413
Cladosporium herbarum849943297331180
Epicoccum nigrum9398239427111759
Mucor racemosus92971461611517
Penicillium chrysogenum 26695129386524
Rhizopus stolonifer295231212
Kendall Tau Concordance0.6620.6940.737
p-value<0.001<0.001<0.001
Mold species in Groups%%AVGAVGGMGM
OccurOccurCE/mgCE/mgCE/mgCE/mg
AHHS IAHHS IIAHHS IAHHS IIAHHS IAHHS II
Group 1      
Aspergillus flavus3647181421
Aspergillus fumigatus627019532
Aspergillus niger699799824418
Aspergillus ochraceus2774342723
Aspergillus penicillioides90998609504191140
Aspergillus restrictus12765114126
Aspergillus sclerotiorum265461222
Aspergillus sydowii2966015936
Aspergillus unguis203616921
Aspergillus versicolor307028236214
Aureobasidium pullulans941001719876263335
Chaetomium globosum5172451323
Cladosporium sphaerospermum829814972861347
Eurotium amstelodami981003758200215571
Paecilomyces variotii466420839822
Penicillium brevicompactum5289984256
Penicillium corylophilum1768164124
Penicillium group 2863195116
Penicillium purpurogenum15252811
Penicillium spinulosum20551111
Penicillium variabile5087181936
Scopulariopsis brevicaulis5364182622
Scopulariopsis chartarum387551523
Stachybotrys chartarum353823221
Trichoderma viride277831023
Wallemia sebi75100962425118155
       
Group 2   
Acremonium strictum5782163547
Alternaria alternata881001692363575
Aspergillus ustus406061222
Cladosporium cladosporioides 19910014971866331892
Cladosporium cladosporioides 270953259413
Cladosporium herbarum849943297331180
Epicoccum nigrum9398239427111759
Mucor racemosus92971461611517
Penicillium chrysogenum 26695129386524
Rhizopus stolonifer295231212
Kendall Tau Concordance0.6620.6940.737
p-value<0.001<0.001<0.001

Hi, we're
The DUST Test

We're all about real science, real data and genetic insights that can help make it easier for you to take action on your health.

How can you get heathy if you're living inside the problem?

AMONG HEALTH CUSTOMERS SURVEYED:

76% reported
making healthier
choices

55% reported
eating a healthier
diet

51% reported
setting healthy
goals

45% reported
increasing exercise

Based on 2019 online survey, designed by 23andMe and M/A/R/C Research, of approximately 1,000 23andMe Health +plus Ancestry customers.

HEALTH FEATURES

Know your genes.
Own your health.

Health Predispositions*

Our DNA testing can help you learn how genetics can influence your chances of developing certain health conditions.

Carrier Status*

Thinking of starting a family? Find out if you are a carrier for certain inherited conditions.

Wellness

Discover what your DNA has to say about your well-being, and how your genes can influence certain lifestyle choices.

ANCESTRY FEATURES

Know your personal story, in a whole new way.

Ancestry Composition

Discover where in the world your DNA is from across 2750+ locations — in some cases down to the county level.

Family Tree

Automatically built from your DNA relationships. It’s easy. It’s convenient. It’s just a click away.

DNA Relative Finder

Connect with relatives, known and new, near and far, when you opt in to DNA Relatives. Compare ancestries and traits, then send messages to relatives directly to better understand your family connections.

Ancestry Timeline

Learn when your most recent ancestors from each population lived, going back over 8 generations.

TRAITS FEATURES

Know what makes you, you. Explore your traits.

Physical Features

Discover what makes you unique. With reports like hair photobleaching and freckles, learn how your DNA can influence your physical features.

Taste and Smell

Cilantro (coriander): is it delicious, or soapy? See what your DNA might have to say about your taste and smell preferences.

Weird And Wonderful

Endlessly fascinating and occasionally weird. With genetic testing, you can discover how DNA might affect your ability to match a musical pitch, or even whether you hate the sound of chewing.

The Team Behind The Dust Test

Michael Rubino

HomeCleanse

Corey Levy

We Inspect

Brian Karr

We Inspect

PRIVACY

Know that you are in control of your DNA.

Discovery should never come at the expense of privacy. Your data is encrypted, protected and under your control. You decide what you want to know and what you want to share.

RESEARCH

Know you're making a difference.

When you opt in to participate in our research, you join forces with millions of other people contributing to science. Your participation could help lead to discoveries that may one day make an impact on your own health, the health of your family and ultimately, people around the world. (Look at you go.)

Frequently Asked Questions

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Questions About Ordering The Dust Test


Do you ship internationally?

At this time, we are only able to ship our products within the United States. We understand that our international customers are looking for a solution and we are working to expand our shipping options in the near future. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

How long until orders are fulfilled?

Orders are fulfilled Monday through Friday from 7AM to 3PM ET. If ordering within those time periods, orders will be shipped the same day. If ordering outside those time periods, orders will be shipped the following business day.

Do you offer expedited lab results or shipping? 

At this time, we do not offer expedited lab results or shipping. However, we understand the importance of receiving your results or products as soon as possible, and we are actively working on offering these options in the near future. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

Stay in the know.

Keep up-to-date with new discoveries and exclusive promotions on our DNA testing kits and services.

Finally, a test mold can't hide from.

Developed by the world's top indoor air quality experts. The Dust Test let's you know what is in the air you're breathing.


People Can't Get Healthy if They're Living Inside the Problem

75% of homes have a significant mold or bacteria contamination. By testing the dust in your home with The Dust Test, you will learn exactly what is in the air you're breathing.

It's heathy home intelligence that let's you see what you breathe.

How it Works

Inside The Dust Test will be a dust collection cloth with instructions and links to tutorial videos. For the best results, you'll want to collect as much dust as possible throughout your home using the provided dust collection cloth. The entire process should take no more than a few minutes.

You'll then send your dusty collection cloth out to the laboratory for detailed analysis. Don't worry, we'll provide instructions and shipping martials for you to ship your sample to the lab.

Once the lab analyzes your dust sample, we will provide you a comprehensive report showing you exactly what's in the air you're breathing and how it compares to homes like yours across the country. 

What You'll Learn with The Dust Test

The Dust Test combines the most current science with the results of real home inspections, so you can make easier decisions about your health.

Is your home unhealthy?

Find out if you have a problem, how bad it is, and how many sources may be contributing to it.

Should you stay or move?

See how your home compares to others across the country to decide if you should stay or move.

Free phone consultation.

The Dust Test is the only home testing kit that comes with a free call to discuss your best next steps.

"So many of my patients struggle with the effects of mold exposure which is why it is so important that they test their home. The PCR technology utilized by The Dust Test is the best way to screen a home to see what my patients are exposed to"


It's Time to Move on From ERMI

Dust testing has become the new standard for functional health practitioners and indoor environmental professionals to truly understand the impact someone’s home may be having on their health. And The Dust Test is the most comprehensive form of dust testing.

Unlike ERMI, The Dust Test combines cutting edge DNA and chemical sequencing technologies to identify the full load of invisible fungal and toxic fragments in any home. This includes determining and quantifying mold species, mycotoxins types, and endotoxins.

Dust testing is the first step to determine if you have a toxic mold or bacteria problem in your home, and its severity. With this information you can validate if your home is making you sick, and determine your best next steps. So say goodbye to ERMI, and say hello to The Dust Test!

The DUST Test

The Research

Spores vs. Fragments: The Real Enemy

Spores only account for 0.2% of the total impact mold and bacteria. The fragments that break away from these colonies can be 500x more than the number of spores they produce.

 

These findings indicate that the actual (field) contribution of fungal fragments to the overall exposure is very high, even much higher than was earlier estimated resulting from the laboratory-generated data. As the exposure to airborne fungal fragments cannot be quantified based on spore concentrations, fragment measurements should be included when assessing exposures in moldy buildings.


Respiratory deposition models suggest that such fragments of Stachybotrys chartarum may be deposited in 230–250 fold higher numbers than spores. 123

Dust Harbors Everything

Gravity brings particles like mold spores, mycotoxins and endotoxins down to horizontal surfaces (like floors and furniture). Dust acts as a net to collect it all. 456

The Personal Cloud

Simple everyday activities (like walking around) will pop house dust up from surfaces and into our breathing zone. This creates a consistent and ongoing exposure called the “personal cloud effect”. 789

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The Team Behind The Dust Test

Michael Rubino

HomeCleanse

Corey Levy

We Inspect

Brian Karr

We Inspect