Legionella colonies

Legionella testing

Mold and Bacteria Laboratory Testing Services

Mold & Bacteria Consulting Laboratories (MBL) is more than just a Laboratory. MBL one of the few Canadian labs accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 by CALA – Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (Lab No. 3665) for fungal direct examination on air, bulk and direct samples. We also participate in AIHA’s Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Proficiency Analytical Testing (EMPAT) Program for Culturable Fungi. MBL is known for providing the highest quality Mold, Bacteria, and Legionella analysis that meet all your microbial needs. We have maintained a reputation through our continual commitment to excellence and development in the microbial field. Our staff consists of a talented group of professionals dedicated to ensure reliability, consistency and timeliness. MBL continues to exhibit leadership and development in the industry.

The Microbiology Labs at Burnaby and Mississauga are fully-compliant BioSafety Level 2 Laboratories. Our strict QA/QC program ensures that we provide you with scientifically sound and legally defensible data.

Some of our services include the following:

  • Culturable Fungi (Impactor Samples)
  • Culturable Fungi (Swab, Dust, Bulk)
  • Direct Examination (Tape-lift, Bio-Tape, Bulk, Swab)
  • Spore-Traps (Total Fungal Spore Counts – Air-O-Cells, Allergenco, M2)
  • Identification and Enumeration of Culturable Bacteria (3 Most Prominent Types)
  • Gram Stain and Enumeration of Culturable Bacteria
  • Legionella Identification
Total coliform

Total coliform testing

The TATs for mould identification by direct exams include same day (12 hours), 24 hour, 48 hour as well as 3 days, 4 days, 1 week, and 2 week TATs. Culture analyses are provided with a 7-15 day turnaround based on the individual incubation period requirements.

Mould colonies

We offer easy to understand report formats. We can also design customized reporting options for long term and special projects. Reports are delivered depending upon client preference (email, fax, or post).

We also provide a rental sampling equipment and sampling media like the bio-pumps, air-o-cells, bio-tapes, swabs, culture plates and bottles.

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MBL is poised and ready to help you with the analytical needs on your next microbiology project!




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