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Industrial Hygiene Testing

AEMTEK offers a full line of environmental microbiology laboratory testing. Our laboratory is staffed by experienced Ph.D. microbiologists and mycologists. We use the most modern equipment and technologies for our analyses.

Most of our tests can be performed with all types of indoor sample matrices, including:

Indoor Air Quality

Our indoor air quality testing services include:

  • Mold evaluation (spore trap, bulk, tape-lift, swab, dust)
  • Culturable fungi
  • Environmental bacteria
  • House dust allergens
  • House dust particle identification
  • Microbial characterization in special environments.
  • Microbiology/mycology research, consultation, quality control, and legal support

Water Quality and Waterborne Pathogen Testing

The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and Clean Water Act (CWA) address microbial contamination of the nation’s waters. The CWA provides protection of surface water for drinking, recreational usage, and aquatic food source usage. The SDWA regulates contamination of finished drinking water and protection of water sources.

Water quality testing is performed in strict accordance with the U.S. EPA or California Water Board recommendations. Our laboratory offers the following analytical water tests:

  • Indicator bacteria: total coliforms & E. coli
  • Heterotrophic plate count (HPC)
  • TDS

Sewage Contamination Testing

Sewage or fecal contamination of indoor environments poses a serious health risk, as feces are reservoirs for enteric pathogens. These pathogens are normally transmitted by the fecal-oral route and infect the gastrointestinal tract. However, when sewage contamination occurs, these pathogens – along with other intestinal organisms – may also be transmitted through air, water, and food.

AEMTEK’s complete line of microbial laboratory testing for sewage screen and/or sewage contamination in indoor environments is performed following EPA or California Water Board recommendations for water testing. Samples from indoor environments such as water, air, surface (swab), or bulk (carpets, wood, furniture, etc.) can be tested for the indicator bacteria to assess possible sewage contamination. Indicator tests include:

  • Total coliforms
  • E. coli
  • Enterococci
  • Microbial contamination source tracking
The presence or absence of the indicator bacteria will aid the investigator in confirming or “rejecting” the presence of fecal contamination.

Healthcare Facility and Cleanroom Monitoring

AEMTEK offers laboratory testing for environmental monitoring of hospitals, clinics, pharmacy primary control areas, and other healthcare facilities. Environmental monitoring in healthcare facilities, especially during construction and reconstruction, is strongly enforced by CLIA (Clinical Laboratories Improvement Amendments) and JCAHO (Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations).

Monitoring the presence of Aspergillus species and other fungi in air and on surfaces may be performed by conventional spore traps, surface sampling, or PCR methods. Because PCR offers high sensitivity and fast turnaround times, this method is especially recommended for hospitals and clinics where the presence of these fungi may pose a high risk of infection.

AEMTEK services for healthcare facilities includes:

  • Active air sampling and analysis
  • Surface sampling and analysis
  • Direct microscopic examination and identification of mold spores
  • Fungal and bacterial identification and enumeration
  • PCR analysis for identification and quantification of nosocomial species of bacteria, fungi (mold), and viruses
  • Legionella species detection using culture or QPCR method (or broth)

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Deep Technical Expertise

Get help solving your most complicated challenges from our team of seasoned industry professionals and Ph.D. scientists. We have experience in every aspect of laboratory testing, from chemistry and microbiology to product formulation and processing technology.

Direct Access to Experts

Gain more confidence in your product and food safety decisions by taking advantage of easy access to our Ph.D. scientists. We make sure our knowledgeable staff is easily accessible to address all your questions and provide advice in a timely manner, so you can do your job more efficiently.

A Partner in Growth

Work with a laboratory that cares about your business. For almost two decades, we have partnered with a range of companies to help solve challenges and support company growth. From early start-ups to established names, AEMTEK tailors it’s services to support your goals.

Reliable & Accurate Results

Breathe easier and sleep more soundly recognizing AEMTEK’s focus on analytical integrity.

We use the latest accredited methods and state-of-the-art equipment to deliver only the most accurate and reliable results to our clients.

Competitive Pricing & Fast TATs

Get results faster at competitive prices. All microbiology samples are prepped immediately upon arrival to ensure the quickest turnaround times possible.

Our chemistry testing has quick standard turnaround times.

Top-of-the-line Customer Care

Experience industry leading customer service. Get prompt replies to your questions whether via email, phone, or through our website chat. Our knowledgeable staff knows the importance of timeliness in the manufacturing industry and is here to address your questions and requests with speed and a smiling face.

Laboratory Accreditations

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Analyses are performed using various rapid and classical methods, including the FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM), the Compendium of Methods for the Microbiological Examination of Foods, the APHA Standard Methods for the Examination of Dairy Products, and the AOAC International Official Methods of Analysis. We employ rigid quality assurance guidelines in all testing. We offer modern rapid methods of analysis for reliable, timely results. Reports are electronically generated in a user-friendly language and format. In addition, our scientists are always ready to answer your questions and address your concerns.