Dust mites are tiny creatures that feed off your dead skin cells, so they live wherever you are. Invisible to the human eye, dust mites thrive in temperatures between 68 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit, and in the higher humidity levels found in moist environments like bedding and pillows.
There are more dust mites in your bedroom and your bedding than anywhere else in your home. Even brand new conventional bedding may be totally colonized within 6 weeks, which is why I prefer dust mite-resistant wool bedding and pillows.
While dust mites don’t bite or spread disease, an approximate 10 percent of the population is allergic to dust mites’ fecal droppings and body parts. They’re considered a prevalent indoor allergen. Signs of dust mite allergy include skin irritation, respiratory issues, and headache.
The Dust Mite Test Kit (also known as the Dust Mite Screen Check) is a quick and easy way to find out if your home is affected, and to what degree. This do-it-yourself screening kit:
Identifies dust mite allergens
Screen tests for dust mite particulate, and Der p1 and Der f1 – the two major dust mite allergens found in high concentrations in the mite’s feces
Includes sample collection device for collecting a solid dust sample from the carpet in your home or workplace
Includes a final report by Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory (EDLab) identifying concentration levels of dermatophagoides mite allergen reported in micrograms, comparing your levels to normal, manageable levels (see a sample report here)
When you order, you’ll receive your kit in the mail along with sample collection instructions. Once you’ve collected your sample using the cone-shaped filter device called the Bio-Scan DM (or Dust Sock) connected to the intake end of your vacuum cleaner’s hose, simply return it to EDLab using the envelope provided. Your lab report will be generated and emailed to you within 3 to 5 business days.
Take action today and find out how dust mites might be impacting your comfort and wellbeing. Rely on the test that many professionals use for accurate results – the Dust Mite Test Kit.
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Due to the nature of this product, this test kit is exempt from all promotions as well as Healthy Rewards discounts and coupons (including the PremierPlus 10% discount).
Because of the import restrictions and state laws in place for the Dust Mite Test Kit, we are unable to ship this product anywhere outside of the U.S. or Canada.
Please Note: This testing is performed by an independent research organization. Dr. Mercola does not personally review or evaluate individual test results.