The purpose of a mold inspection is to identify and report signs of potential mold growth along with conditions that are conducive to mold growth. The inspection is non-intrusive and can include either a visual inspection, sampling and testing, or both.
Typical sampling consists of obtaining air, swab, tape, and/or bulk samples. The samples are submitted to a laboratory that is accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association Laboratory Accreditation Programs (AIHA-LAP), LLC for the direct examination of fungi. My lab of choice is CEI Labs of Cary, North Carolina (www.ceilabs.com/).