I would like to measure the surface density of Staphylococcus bacteria and Rhinoviruses (only those two, to be specific) within my home. What's the cheapest way?
The textbook procedure is to:
- rub a clean wet cotton swab on the surface in a controlled way
- dip the swab into a clean agar (or some living media to detect viruses?) dish
- incubate the dish
- "look for genetic patterns from special enzyme reactions".
Is it possible to do the last step at home? Or, is there some easier way if I only care about Staphylococcus bacteria or Rhinoviruses?