Environmental Microbiology Laboratory
Pinchin offers a full range of accredited microbiology lab services for moulds, bacteria and dust including:
Mould, bacteria, including Legionella, and dust sampling, testing and analysis, including bulk, air and surface samples
Isolation, identification and culturing of moulds commonly detected in air, fluids and bulk samples
Access the exclusive Pinchin Ambient Mould Index (PAMI), a unique database tool that provides ambient mould spore counts on a regional basis
Direct microscope analysis of spore trap samples to identify fungal spores and particulate
Analysis of swab and bulk samples for sewage-indicator bacteria
Rush and Regular Turnaround
Rush environmental microbiology lab service available, within 24 hours of receipt
Regular turnaround 3 to 5 days
Legionella and other mould culture analysis turnaround is 10 to 14 days
qPCR Legionella Analysis available within 24 hours of receipt
Laboratory Accreditations and Certifications
- Accredited by the AIHA-Laboratory Accreditation Programs, LLC Environmental Microbiological Laboratory Accreditation Program (EMLAP) Quality Assurance Program
- We participate in the AIHA-LAP, LLC Environmental Microbiology Proficiency Analytical Testing (EMPAT) Program (Lab ID#158835),
- Certified for Legionella analysis by the Environmental Legionella Isolation Techniques Evaluation (ELITE) program from the US Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC)
- Quebec government accredited laboratory (Lab# 495)
A Chain of Custody form is required with all lab samples.
Moulds: Please see "How to Take a Mould Sample"
Bacteria or Legionella sampling: Please contact Dr. Rafic Dulymamode via our Microbiology Laboratory Contact Page.
Experienced, highly accredited on-site experts can answer questions and offer training seminars and courses.