More than just laboratory results...
Mold, one type of fungus, is different from plants, animals and bacteria. Molds are eukaryotic micro-organisms that are decomposers of dead organic material such as leaves, wood and plants. The spores and hair-like bodies of individual mold colonies are too small for us to see without a microscope.
Bacterial diseases include any type of illness caused by bacteria. Bacteria are a type of microorganism, which are tiny forms of life that can only be seen with a microscope. Other types of microorganisms include viruses, some fungi, and some parasites.
We are pleased to offer assistance to industrial and occupational hygienists, certified mold inspectors, environmental engineers and other consultants, in designing sampling strategies and also determining the most suitable types of samples to take for a given investigation.
Bacteria testing can determine the types and numbers (in terms of colony forming units) of bacteria present in a sample. The testing could be focused on a specific type of bacteria, medical bacteria or a broad range of environmental bacteria. Since bacteria are … [Read More]
Mold testing involves analysis of samples collected from residential and commercial properties. Samples for mold testing include air for either viable or non-viable analysis and surface samples such as swabs, bulk (pieces of material, dust or liquids), tape lift, and contact plates. … [Read More]
Legionella testing typically involves collecting water samples and surface swabs from evaporative cooling basins, shower heads, faucets/taps, and other locations where warm water collects. Legionella is the cause of legionnaire's disease (or Legionellosis). The risk factors for … [Read More]