How To Use DIY Mould Test Kits
It's easy, just follow the steps
Infographic flowchart showing how to use the DIY mould testing kits
Of course, if you have any questions, just call or email for advice
You MUST use the kit within one (1) week of arrival. Petri plate nutrient media is like a foodstuff and will go off over time. In the event you do not use the kit promptly, you may need to re-order a new kit.
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