Home environmental swab: Stachybotrys species – Shipped January 2014
This sample was sent as a simulated environmental sample. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Stachybotrys species.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from 1401-3
- S. chartarum is a mold that is found in water-damaged homes.
- Stachybotrys produces mycotoxins that are potentially harmful to animals and humans by inhibiting protein, RNA, and DNA synthesis.