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Investigation of mouldy houses and hospitals

Quantitative methods for the investigation of mouldy houses, schools, and workplaces:

Services:

  • Indoor environment survey
  • Air sampling
  • Surface sampling
  • Dust collection and analysis
    Conventional culture
    Assays for fungal antigens
  • Isolation of Moulds from building fabric
    Conventional culture
    Fungicide susceptibility testing
  • Water analysis for moulds



A comprehensive service:

  • Risk assessment of fungal contaminants in mouldy buildings
  • Site visits
  • Quantitative air sampling
  • Analysis of dust and water by mycological, immunological and molecular techniques
  • Mycological expertise
  • Rapid turn around time (1 week)
  • Interpretation and significance of fungal isolations
  • Literature service
Nosocomial fungal infections
A range of special services to improve the quality of patient care by reducing fungal infections caused by yeasts and moulds.
The benefits of the scheme include:
  • Risk assessment -a model to predict nosocomial infection in Haematology units, Intensive care, Transplantation units, General Hospital areas.
  • An indication of the need for antifungal prophylaxis
  • An indication of the need for pre-emptive therapy
  • An indication of the need for effective infection control measures

Special services:

  • Risk assessment of nosocomial fungal pathogens in hospital environments
  • Air sampling
  • Analysis of dust and water by mycological, immunological and molecular techniques
  • Outbreaks of hosputal acquired fungal infection
  • Strain typing
  • Education in nosocomial fungal infection



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