What are the Acceptable Sample Types for Our Environmental Tests?

RealTime Labs is proud to offer three environmental testing options: Mycotoxin testing, mold testing, or a combined test for both known as our EMMA. One of the most common questions we receive about our environmental mycotoxin tests is, “What are the acceptable sample types?” The good news is, we can accept many kinds of samples for … Read more

Information and July 2021 Updates

Mycotoxin Panel Did you know our Mycotoxin Panel is now priced at just $399, and has a turnaround time of 7-10 business days from the sample’s arrival?  If you have patients who need this test, order today! We are proud to offer follow-up discounts to your patients. Our follow-up test is $249.  This program helps … Read more

Texas Flooding

At the beginning of February 2021, DFW apartment and housing complexes started posting lawn signs and sending out neighborhood alerts saying, “Don’t forget to keep your homes above 65 degrees!” and “Make sure to let your sinks drip throughout the day!” It was a gentle reminder to take preventative measures to avoid pipes freezing and … Read more


Realtime Laboratories has received many inquiries asking about the difference between our Environmental Mold and Mycotoxin Assessment (EMMA) vs. the Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI).  There are numerous articles about the ERMI and the difficulties with the method of collection for dust samples and interpretation of results. The EMMA test uses dust samples from the … Read more

6 Ways to Prevent Mold Growth in Your Home

Mold growth can leave a lot of homeowners speechless and not in the right way. They may be small in size, but they can be a big problem once they are in large groups. Mold isn’t just something that grows on stale bread or outdated food. Did you know that they also grow in our … Read more

COVID-19 & The New Year

COVID-19 & Holiday Gatherings As 2020 comes to a close and we prepare to celebrate the holidays and the end of a challenging year, it is important to consider the various levels of risk exposure related to COVID-19. The safest way to celebrate the holidays is from your own home and with members of your … Read more

Seattle and Mold – Your Guide to Mold in Northern Washington

Welcome to Seattle! With a total land area of slightly less than 84 square miles, Seattle, Washington is home to an immense array of both natural and man-made features. It’s not enough to simply say you’d like to live in Seattle—the neighborhood that you pick within the borders of “the Emerald City” can have a … Read more

Can Mold Kill You?

Often times, when clients ask us this question, they’re not actually inquiring about the dangerous mold strains like Aspergillus fumigatus or Candida auris that have been known to cause serious (sometimes even fatal) fungal infections, especially in immunocompromised people. What they really want to know is whether or not household mold—that is, the stuff they … Read more

Can Mold Cause Headaches?

How frequently do you get headaches? Are they a rare inconvenience that you sometimes contend with when you’ve spent too much time staring at your computer screen? Or are they a frequent issue that just seems to “act up” with little rhyme or reason? At RealTime Laboratories, one question we sometimes get from clients is, … Read more

Mold Exposure Symptoms – Testing and Detection

When people hear about mold-related illnesses, they generally visualize someone retching after coming in contact with bread or fruit that’s sprouted blue fuzz. However, tainted food isn’t the only way for nasty fungus cause harm. Although most of the over 100,000 species of mold on Earth are relatively harmless, certain types of mold produce dangerous … Read more