Airborne Pathogen Detection Solution Support

A resource for all your support needs related to AerosolSense Sampler, our in-air pathogen surveillance solution. Navigate through support categories below to obtain relevant set-up, workflow and technical information.

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Setting up the sampler:

  1. Place the Thermo Scientific AerosolSense Sampler on a flat surface 2 to 5 feet off the ground with the inlet and exhaust unobstructed.
  2. Plug the power cord into an outlet with the appropriate voltage.
  3. Toggle the power switch to the ON position.
  4. Sampler is ready for cartridge installation.

*2 training sample cartridges are included with sampler

Workflow:

Airborne Pathogen Detection Workflow

Help protect your organization, your community and your people in Three Simple Steps.

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AerosolSense Bioaerosol Sampler cartridge

The AerosolSense 2900 Sampler can only use this specific sample cartridge. 

Sample Cartridge Install:

AerosolSense Bioaerosol Sampler cartridge install
  1. Open the front door of the sampler using the key.
  2. Unscrew the sample cartridge cap and screw it onto the tray for storage.
  3. Align the sample cartridge with the opening on the sampler.
  4. Turn the sample cartridge clockwise to screw it on until it no longer turns. Make sure the collection substrate is facing up.
  5. Fully push in the plunger. The LED will flash green when the plunger is fully inserted, indicating the sample cartridge was properly installed.
  6. Close the doorand lock using the key. The LED will be solid yellow and will turn solid green when active sampling starts.

Sample Cartridge Removal:

AerosolSense Bioaerosol Sampler cartridge removal
  1. When the sampling time has elapsed, proceed to remove the sample cartridge. The LED will remain green until the sampler door is opened. When the door is opened the LED will turn red.
  2. Open the door using the key.
  3. Pull out the plunger all the way.
  4. Turn the cartridge counterclockwise until it disengages from the sample cartridge port.
  5. Screw on the sample cartridge cap.
  6. Place the sample cartridge into the biohazard bag, which is included and seal the bag.

The sample is ready to be sent to a lab for testing.

AerosolSense Bioaerosol Sampler LED guide

Onsite Testing Lab
Send sample to your onsite testing lab. Follow the steps in the AerosolSense Sample Preparation Procedure.

AerosolSense Bioaerosol Sampler shipping

Thermo Fisher Scientific Testing Services

The following steps apply if the sample is being mailed to an external partner laboratory as part of the testing service. The shipping material is included.

  1. Assemble the box.
  2. Place the sealed biohazard safety bag that contains the sample cartridge into the box and seal the box.
  3. Adhere the shipping label to the box and send it out for shipping.

Within 24 hours of receiving the sample, the results will be posted to the partnered laboratory’s portal. It is the responsibility of the sampler operator to access results on the portal.

Setting up the sampler:

  1. Place the Thermo Scientific AerosolSense Sampler on a flat surface 2 to 5 feet off the ground with the inlet and exhaust unobstructed.
  2. Plug the power cord into an outlet with the appropriate voltage.
  3. Toggle the power switch to the ON position.
  4. Sampler is ready for cartridge installation.

*2 training sample cartridges are included with sampler

Workflow:

Airborne Pathogen Detection Workflow

Help protect your organization, your community and your people in Three Simple Steps.

Download infographic

AerosolSense Bioaerosol Sampler cartridge

The AerosolSense 2900 Sampler can only use this specific sample cartridge. 

Sample Cartridge Install:

AerosolSense Bioaerosol Sampler cartridge install
  1. Open the front door of the sampler using the key.
  2. Unscrew the sample cartridge cap and screw it onto the tray for storage.
  3. Align the sample cartridge with the opening on the sampler.
  4. Turn the sample cartridge clockwise to screw it on until it no longer turns. Make sure the collection substrate is facing up.
  5. Fully push in the plunger. The LED will flash green when the plunger is fully inserted, indicating the sample cartridge was properly installed.
  6. Close the doorand lock using the key. The LED will be solid yellow and will turn solid green when active sampling starts.

Sample Cartridge Removal:

AerosolSense Bioaerosol Sampler cartridge removal
  1. When the sampling time has elapsed, proceed to remove the sample cartridge. The LED will remain green until the sampler door is opened. When the door is opened the LED will turn red.
  2. Open the door using the key.
  3. Pull out the plunger all the way.
  4. Turn the cartridge counterclockwise until it disengages from the sample cartridge port.
  5. Screw on the sample cartridge cap.
  6. Place the sample cartridge into the biohazard bag, which is included and seal the bag.

The sample is ready to be sent to a lab for testing.

AerosolSense Bioaerosol Sampler LED guide

Onsite Testing Lab
Send sample to your onsite testing lab. Follow the steps in the AerosolSense Sample Preparation Procedure.

AerosolSense Bioaerosol Sampler shipping

Thermo Fisher Scientific Testing Services

The following steps apply if the sample is being mailed to an external partner laboratory as part of the testing service. The shipping material is included.

  1. Assemble the box.
  2. Place the sealed biohazard safety bag that contains the sample cartridge into the box and seal the box.
  3. Adhere the shipping label to the box and send it out for shipping.

Within 24 hours of receiving the sample, the results will be posted to the partnered laboratory’s portal. It is the responsibility of the sampler operator to access results on the portal.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Airborne Pathogen Detection Solution

Do I need a PCR lab? How does the sampler collect pathogens? Get the answers to these and other questions.

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