Rapid HAB Kit by PhycoTech - HAB Only ~ 24 hour results
The PhycoTech, Inc Harmful Algal Bloom Kit is perfect for home owner associations, lake owners, farmers, businesses with ponds and more. This HAB detecting kit will come with complete and easy to follow directions, and does not require the customer to be a business. Samples are run through Phebe, our Imaging FlowCytobot (IFCB, McLane Research Labs) which captures images of particles as they pass through a flow-cell. Blue-Green Algae, HABs, if detected can then be identified using an automated classifier and reviewed by Trained Staff. This will tell you the presents or absence of potentially toxic algae. PhycoTech will then report the levels and findings of any potential HABs to you, with in 24 hrs (business) of the kit arriving.
What is needed to collect and send us a sample? Simply this kit! It will include a pair of gloves, a sample bottle, a label to apply to the bottles, the analysis request form, Freezer packs, which you will freeze prior to sampling and a cooler. Simply take your sample and send it to us the same day! You will then get the kit to a local FedEx shipper using the provided return label. The fresh, live sample will arrive to us by 1030am to our St. Joseph labs where we will begin processing it.
IFCB data is semi-quantitative and PhycoTech is able to report HAB only results with this kit. Additional testing can be made, including full assemblage, but must be indicated at the time that you would like 2 types of results. Additional fees will apply per our standard rates.