Evaluating your level of facility hygiene is no small task, particularly when you have colonies of animals at stake.
That’s why we’d like to introduce you to our new and improved Environmental Monitoring and Lab Services. Our superior monitoring program is designed to provide a better understanding of your facility’s hygiene issues before and after sanitation, allowing you to understand how your sanitation programs stack up, and how you can improve in the future. We’ll make sure you that your facility has the latest in pathogen identification and other lab services, so that you can stay on top of problematic pathogens and keep your facility safe and your work running smoothly.
Require more specific identification of bacterial samples? We’ve got you covered.
Because of the needs of facilities like yours, we’ve added Maldi-Tof identification and DNA Sequencing to our list of lab services, meaning that we can now provide specific identification in addition to giving a standard CFU count. With Maldi-Tof sequencing, you’ll be saved the hassle and cost of ordering a second sampling round to discover the exact bacteria encountered on the press plates.
We’ve have a few different ways that we can provide lab services, depending on your needs.
Our Difco HYcheck Service:
Quip Labs supplies the slide and label and our customers press the slide themselves and do their own incubating. While this method won’t provide third party validation, it can be an easy solution for facilities that have had more experience with plating.
Our CFU Service:
Customer presses and send to midi labs (with “Quip Laboratories, inc” on the shipping label). Midilabs checks growth. Sends results to Quip Labs to report. In the past, when we did our own sampling, we could tell customers the number of cfus, but couldn’t tell them what the samples were. Now, with MidiLabs Maldi-tof, FAME and DNA Sequencing identification we can pinpoint exact bacteria, mold and yeast, and be better prepared to offer disinfection expertise.
The FAME identification service offered by Midi Labs can be used to evaluate effects of a high fat diet on biopsied livers of rodents.
Our CFU+ Service:
Our CFU+ service is a full service environmental monitoring package. For customers new to environmental monitoring or who have a lot on their hands, we’ll gladly come to your facility, complete the sampling and ship back to our labs to test. Our CFU+ service also provides our customers a true third party validation, so that you can provide proof of your high standards to just about anyone.