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Serpula lacrymans PCR testing [SLDNA] NEW!

Published: January 23rd, 2019

Revised: January 23rd, 2019

 

Don’t let wood rot run rampant in your home!

Serpula lacrymans (otherwise known as the brown dry rot fungus) can cause irreversible damage if left unchecked. Damages caused by Serpula lacrymans are quite visible and easily recognized as it often turns the infected wood yellow leaving a crumbly and dry texture.  However, by the time these symptoms are noticeable, the fungus may already be in its advances stages of decay. It is capable of traveling several meters through nutrient-free material such as concrete and brick far from the original source of moisture.  In response to the need for a quick early detection method for Serpula lacrymans, Sporometrics has developed a PCR based method to screen for the dry rot fungus in wood. If there is a sneaking suspicion that dry rot may be growing on your building material, send the material in question to us and we can give you peace of mind.

Types of samples to send

  • Bulk samples of the suspect wood
  • Bulk samples of the suspect mushroom
  • Bulk samples of soil

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