Aerobiology Offers Microbial Analysis for Heart Perfusion System

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Test system monthly to minimize risk & maximize patient safety.

Minimize the risk for cardiac surgical procedures and maximize patient safety. Test for Mycobacterium abscessus, non-fermenting gram-negative bacteria, and Mycobacterium chimaera in the Heart Perfusion System.

Patients who experience an invasive cardiovascular infection could experience death due to the improper maintenance of water circuit systems. Fluid leakage or aerosolization from the Heart Perfusion System could potentially contact the patient and contaminate the surgical site.

Implement microbiological monitoring of the water quality by heterotrophic plate count (HPC), non-tuberculous Mycobacteria with decontamination protocol, culture for Pseudomonas aeruginosa and E.coli/coliforms, on a monthly basis to avoid hazards.


Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. was established in 1997 to meet the laboratory testing needs of indoor air quality specialists and industrial hygienists. Aerobiology prides itself in providing high quality, responsive, and cost effective environmental microbiology laboratory services.

Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. is woman-owned and AIHA EMLAP accredited with locations nationwide. It specializes in the analyses of pathogens for the following: Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI), Legionella, USP 797 compliance samples, allergens, asbestos, yeast, mold, pollen, and soot from wildfires. Aerobiology also offers product validation and research assistance.

At Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc., its success is measured by the success of its customers. It is dedicated to quality service, fast and accurate delivery of test results, and consultative support by experienced experts. Aerobiology holds accreditations from AIHA, NVLAP, CDC Elite and other accreditation programs.

For more information regarding services please visit the company website or contact the Laboratory Director, Suzanne Blevins.

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