sink lab

PRODUCT AND DEVICE TESTING

In our state of the art sink lab, we assess the efficacy of commercial interventions designed to reduce transmission of drug-resistant bacteria from sinks to patients.

We currently offer the following assays to evaluate interventions:

Growth over time: Assesses efficacy of intervention in preventing bacterial growth over time 

Upward growth: Assesses efficacy of intervention in preventing upward growth of bacteria to the drain level

Dispersion: Assesses efficacy of intervention in mitigating dispersion of bacteria from sink to surrounding environment

SINK LAB: PRODUCT & DEVIcE TESTING

SINK LAB: MORE CAPABILITIES

Capability to install or transplant sinks and operate under controlled conditions to test and track drug resistant pathogens at different levels(drain, p-trap,etc.)

Ability to regulate flow rate and frequency of water, soap, nutrients and disinfectant

Ability to test different sink designs and targeted interventions

Request A CONSULTATION

Infection prevention groups can send us isolates (patient and/or environmental) and we utilize our advanced, high-quality laboratory services and analytics – including Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) – to answer the following types of questions for them in a timely manner:

 

  • Are these organisms related?

  • Is this infection imported from outside our facility or acquired nosocomially?  What is the potential role of the clinical environment?

  • Has this specific strain of pathogen been seen in our facility before? Is there an issue in our environment that we need to address?

  • How can we identify and manage point sources? How implement a surveillance program?

722 Preston Ave, Ste 108, Charlottesville , VA 22903

Tel: 919-360-9036

info@amr.services

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