wipe sample


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wipe sample

A technique to identify the presence of an allergen, pathogen, or toxin by rubbing a wet cloth on a surface and analyzing the materials it picks up.
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Seventeen surface wipe samples were collected from the SC laboratory and the agents' office.
For surface wipe samples, in terms of individual asbestos structure counts reported by the laboratory, 585 structures were chrysotile (Figure 3).
The objective of our study was to determine the relationship between direct X-ray fluorescence (XRF) lead concentrations and potentially available lead as indicated by surface wipe samples. We hypothesized that lead migration from inner paint layers may exist in pre-1950 homes.
Results from wipe samples need to be considered carefully, because the method of collection, such as a handwipe versus a solvent wash, may affect the amount of pesticide removed from a hand.
The last deviation was that arsenic-spiked wipe samples were not submitted blindly to the lab but were spiked in the laboratory.
At the baseline visit, the field staff first obtained consent and then collected dust wipe samples from several windowsills and floor surfaces.
All digested wipe samples were analyzed for lead according to Standard Method 3113B (Clesceri, Greenberg, & Eaton, 1998) for electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry (EAAS).
Wipe samples from three types of surfaces (floor, toys, and children's hands) in be tested for pesticides were collected in each home using procedures described elsewhere (Quandt et al.
Nine dust wipe samples were submitted to a private laboratory for analysis by NIOSH Method 7082; one dust wipe was taken from each of the eight sets of miniblinds, then one set of miniblinds was washed with a phosphate soap and another dust wipe was taken so that the effects of cleaning the blinds could be observed.
In addition, the one wipe sample taken from the outside wall of a home facing the steel plant site was found to contain 0.07 lag Pb/[cm.sup.2] and 0.008 [micro]g As/[cm.sup.2].