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SanAir Technologies Laboratory, Inc.

AIHA accredited environmental microbiology laboratory, specializing in testing for asbestos, mold, lead & metals, and bacteria. Free overnight shipping.

How to Test for Bacteria at Work

Bacteria Testing at Work

Microbiological testing is a key component of safety in many workplaces. In fact, many industries require a certain standard for the production of materials and goods. Certain microbes can be disastrous to the quality of your products. SanAir specializes in microbiology identification services for commercial clients. We know that quality in surfaces and air within workplaces can be critical to your operation and want to help you achieve the highest standards.

Where Bacteria Testing is Important

Industries like food service can be drastically hindered by the presence of bacteria. Foodborne bacteria like salmonella, E. Coli, and listeria have the potential to cost in both legal and financial aspects. Other industries like oil, healthcare facilities, cosmetics companies, pharmaceuticals, and personal care product companies must all adhere to strict cleanliness standards. Specifically, vitamins, antibiotics, vaccines, and food can be compromised with the presence of bacteria.

One common bacteria found in most workplaces include pseudomonas. This bacteria is found in many places including soil, water, and plants. Due to its prevalence, you may have the bacteria on you and not know. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the reason this is so harmful is that those with compromised immune systems are most at risk. In the workplace, it can spread even faster. Despite the typical ways of avoiding bacteria from spreading like washing hands and cleaning rooms, pseudomonas are highly contagious and can travel regardless of your best efforts.

Another bacteria found commonly in workplaces is streptococcus. This is very common in areas that are highly populated. It can cause a variety of illnesses including strep throat, impetigo, and scarlet fever. When there is suspicion of this and any other bacteria in your workspace, it is best to contact a professional laboratory such as SanAir for testing.

How Bacteria is Tested

There are many different types of testing that can be done in your business to ensure the quality of your working environment and products. Micro-organisms, like bacteria, can spread quickly and should be identified and rectified as soon as possible. At SanAir, we offer expansive sampling protocols so that your organization can identify the issue and start the remediation process. We offer viable air sample analysis using Anderson impaction that can identify the genus and species level. Total Air Analysis is also available to assess fungal spores and give a comparison of the space indoors with the outdoors. This is also Direct Microscopy Analysis that swabs to detect colonies forming within any given area. Additionally, we offer viable bulk or swab analysis. This is a qualitative and quantitative analysis of bulk material and surfaces done so by swabbing. Our technicians can work with you to determine which testing option is the best for the space you need identified.

Accredited Bacteria Testing

SanAir Technologies Laboratory is proud to offer microbiology testing services for clients across a number of industries. We hold multiple accreditations in several states and only use accredited testing and sampling protocols. If you need to have your workspace tested, call us today at 888-895-1177.

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