Archive | Bacteria

A Homeowners Protocol to Treat Well & Spring Water for Coliform Bacteria, Giardia and Cryptosporidium Contamination.

Well and spring water may become contaminated with harmful coliform bacteria and protozoans.  Assured Bio Labs is certified to test well water for contamination.  However, when positive results are reported, homeowners must take action to prevent illness and disease.  There are companies that specialize in treating contaminated natural water supplies.  However, they may not be […]

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Mold and Microbe Detecting Drone

Assured Bio Labs, and GeoAir of Knoxville TN have teamed up to develop a microbial detecting drone.  The drone incorporates Assured Bio’s patented M-TRAP® microbe capture technology. Follow our blog for future updates and exciting developments in Microbiology and the Built-Environment.

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M-TRAP® Capture Technology used to evaluate mold and bacterial exposure from Air Condition Systems.

Recent studies conducted in the Great Basin Desert region of the United States have shown that skin test reactivity to fungal and dust mite allergens are increased in children with asthma or allergy living in homes with evaporative coolers (EC).  The M-TRAP® air sampling cassette was used to examine occupant exposure to microbes from homes with […]

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Legionella Outbreak Updates from New York City

Update 8/21/2015: The New York City Council unanimously passed a law last week increasing preventative measures to curb future Legionella outbreaks. The policies enacted includes the mandatory registration and culture testing of all cooling towers within 30 days of passage. It also requires owners develop a monitoring plan including periodic testing for total bacteria and also separate testing for […]

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Microbes in a Frenzy

Microbes don’t give a hoot whether global warming is a natural cycle or human induced. They like it hot.  They respond with increased virulence and more frequent outbreaks. In a way its like the basic chemistry of boiling water. The more heat you add to a pot of water, the faster the water molecules move around, until […]

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The All-New Legionella Press featuring Cody Lively

Hello Fellow Readers! Guess what day it is? It’s Fun[gi] Friday! Today we will discuss Legionella. Legionella is a bacteria, not a fungus, but it is an important pathogen that indoor air quality specialist often contend with. Cody Lively, one of our laboratory technicians, is happy to tell us about the all-new Legionella Press at […]

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Client Samples Finally Arrived at Assured Bio Labs

Fedex arrived at 12:20 pm EST.  Hurray! Our client samples are here.  Dr. Sobek and Kyle Lathrop (both dressed for subzero temps) bring in the first load of samples.  The lab is fully staffed and we are going to plug away to get reports out today.  We truly appreciate our wonderful clients and the patience […]

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