Alpha-Track Radon Test

$36.00

3-12 month test

  • No hidden fees – includes instructions, prepaid return shipping label, and lab analysis
  • Complete report via email from American Radon Mitigation with EPA’s recommendations

According to the EPA, a long-term test is the best way to determine your exposure to Radon during different seasons and living conditions in your home. Closed house conditions are not necessary during a long-term test. Leave the test device(s) exposed for a minimum of 30 days to 12 months under normal living conditions.

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Alpha Track FAQs

How many tests do I need?

You may want to do more than one test if:

  • Your home’s foundation is over 2,000 square feet
  • You have a basement and a crawl space – test in the basement and in the room above the crawl space     
  • Your home is a 4-level split – test each floor that is in contact with the ground
I am starting my Alpha Track test, and I am not sure where to place it in my home. What is the best place?

The US EPA recommends you test the lowest level of the house that is regularly used for 8-10 hours per week. If you are making a follow-up measurement, the US EPA recommends placing a device on each level that is used for living space in your home. Do not test in the kitchen, laundry area, bathroom, crawl space, furnace room, or closet. Hang or place each device at least three feet away from exterior doors or windows and at least two feet off the floor. If you want to do a duplicate test, place the two devices side by side, 4″ apart.

Do I need to open the Alpha Track detector for my long-term test?

When you are ready to start the test, cut or tear open the sealed plastic bag that contains the black device. As soon as you open this plastic bag, the device is “on,” and the test has begun. Do not remove or open the black plastic housing, or the results will be invalid.

I want to put the Alpha Track device on a shelf. Which side is the top of the device?

The Alpha Track device may be placed face up or face down. It does not matter. You can also choose to hang the device using the enclosed plastic tab. Once you place the device, it should remain undisturbed for 90 to 365 days.

How long do I need to leave the Alpha Track out for before sending it back to the lab?

Leave each device in place and undisturbed for at least 90 to 365 days.

Can I get a test result if I leave my Alpha Track out for less than 90 days or more than 365 days?

You must expose an Alpha Track for at least one month. You cannot get a result for your Alpha Track device if you have left it out for less than 30 days. The maximum exposure time for the Alpha Track is 365 days. Be sure to note the “Must be Returned by” date on the plastic packaging before opening the test kit. The test must be returned to the lab by this date to receive results.

How long will it take to get my test results?

Test results can be expected within two weeks of the lab receiving your test kit.