Microbiological Laboratory Services

A critical component of environmental monitoring, regular microbiological testing helps businesses to identify and reduce exposure to bacteria, mould, and bio aerosols found within the air and across a diverse range of materials and liquids.

Legislation and workplace regulations require that businesses including commercial organisations, hospitals, estate managers, and landlords protect the public and ensure that their buildings are safe and free from these biologically hazardous contaminants.

Testing helps to prevent potential health issues from occurring including:

  • Asthma
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Allergies

Alongside those illnesses which can prove fatal particularly when it comes to the elderly, young, or those with chronic disease and compromised immune systems.

Only through regular testing and analysis can businesses have reassurance that they are doing all they can to address the issue, mitigate risk, and achieve compliance.


Expert testing and swift reliable results

To ensure clients can operate normally and maintain workplace and public health standards, swift and reliable results are a must. IOM’s Microbiological testing laboratory and expert personnel have the specialist skill and equipment required.  

The comprehensive service covers bespoke testing and analysis of biologically hazardous contaminants specific to each client, to meet their regulatory responsibilities and ensure a safe environment. It includes:

  • Mould testing and identification across a range of species*
  • Bio-aerosol testing with filter supply
  • Total Viable Count (TVC) testing with identification


With these sophisticated testing capabilities, a fast turnaround time and comprehensive laboratory reporting clients have access to clear results, invaluable insights and a demonstratable assessment of risk and exposure.

Dependent on their requirements, tailored packages allow clients to choose to self-sample or use the service as part of a wider approach covering sampling, analysis, remediation, and physical and remote monitoring.


Mitigate risk with our professional advice and guidance

To allow clients a full understanding with the ability to make informed decisions, our friendly and professional team of occupational hygienists and microbiologists are available to talk through the findings.

Clients can receive step-by-step guidance to mitigate their risk and achieve compliance whether that be through the implementation of effective ventilation control measures or real-time air quality monitoring.


What this means for clients

Together this solution presents businesses with a clear picture allowing them to address the issue and take appropriate and swift action. It helps to:

  • Identify areas of poor ventilationallowing them to make vital changes to protect public health
  • Identify, control, and remove biological contaminantspreventing illness and work-related absenteeism
  • Identify and manage risk, or confirm that existing control measures are working effectivelyensuring that businesses are investing properly in their health and safety and remaining compliant


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