Thursday, 30 May 2013

Rapid assessment of fungi using solid-phase cytometry

Rapid quantification of viable fungi in hospital environments using solid-phase cytometry

Indoor fungal contamination is a major source of nosocomial diseases in hospitals. The monitoring of environmental fungal contamination is strongly recommended, especially for outbreak investigation in epidemic situations and during building construction and renovation work.

To examine this further, a study has been conducted whereby a combination of two recent technologies for sampling (Coriolis air sampler) and rapid detection of viable airborne fungi with a solid-phase cytometry (SPC) system have been examined.

To see the outcome, refer to the following application note and paper.

Méheust D, Le Cann P, Gangneux JP. Rapid quantification of viable fungi in hospital environments: analysis of air and surface samples using solid-phase cytometry, Journal of Hospital Infection, 2013 Feb;83(2):122-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2012.10.004. Epub 2013 Jan 11.

Posted by Tim Sandle