This part of ISO 16000 describes the measurement strategy for the detection of fungi in indoor environments.

It describes suitable sampling and analysis methods together with a description of the applicability and the interpretation of the measurement results to maximize the comparability of the measured data obtained for a given measurement objective. It does not include details on recording building characteristics or field inspections by qualified professionals which have to take place prior to any microbiological measurement.

This part of ISO 16000 is not applicable to a detailed description of the building physics- and building engineering- related procedures applicable to field inspections. The methods and procedures presented do not allow quantitative exposure assessment with regard to the room occupants.

The application of this part of ISO 16000 presupposes the knowledge of ISO 16000-1.