The methods used are accredited by UKAS to ISO / IEC 17025:2015.
Contact plates give a snapshot of cleanliness of work surfaces within the clean room. Agar plates are applied to the surface. Microorganisms present stick to the agar, and after incubation produces a mirror image of the original viable count.
Two types of agar plates are commonly used are:
- Tryptone Soya Agar for the determination of bacterial contamination.
- Sabouraud Dextrose Agar for the determination of fungal contamination.
Other agar types can be used if required. This test can be carried out as part of a site visit or can be performed remotely by you