pathogen testing News

  • Hospitals Depend on EMSL for STAT Pathogen Testing Services

    Hospitals across the nation have come to rely on EMSL Analytical to handle their emergency pathogen testing services.  Just this week, a healthcare facility in the Midwest had environmental pathogen samples hand delivered by a pilot who was hired to deliver the samples as quickly as possible to one of the laboratories.  When outbreaks of healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) emerge in a ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL Now Testing for Cryptococcus gattii Pathogenic Fungi

    Cryptococcus gattii has been appearing as a human and animal pathogen in the Pacific Northwest and southwestern British Columbia. The organism is a saprophytic environmental fungus that is usually found in the soil and on trees. Animal and human pulmonary infection can occur by breathing in spores in areas where the organism is found but they cannot transmit the diseases to each other. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Rapid Detection of Pathogens and Mold in

    Society has become acutely aware that infection-causing pathogens can be found in food, drinking water and the surrounding environment. Properly testing for pathogens is a very effective approach for preventing these infections. In spring and summer, E.coli O157:H7, Salmonella, Clostridium botulinum and Shigella are the common food borne bacterial pathogens. Helicobacter pylori and Enterovirus ...


  • New Dedicated Pathogen Testing Website Launched by EMSL Analytical

    This month, EMSL Analytical launched a new website dedicated to providing information and testing services for microbial pathogens. The new website, www.PathogenTesting.com  provides a wealth of information and advanced analytical services to identify fungi, bacteria, viruses and protozoan. There are countless types of microbial ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMLab P&K offers real-time PCR tests for pathogen detection

    EMLab P&K announces the launch of new analytical services to detect pathogens in food and environmental samples using real-time PCR technology. By using emerging PCR testing techniques, EMLab P&K can now perform rapid analysis of pathogens such as E. coli 0157:H7 and Enterococci. The highly sensitive and specific PCR tests can rapidly detect pathogenic contamination and results can be ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Egg Recall Highlights Need for Better Pathogen Testing Solutions

    Cinnaminson, NJ - In July of 2009 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that egg producers would have to begin following new tougher food safety measures.  The new rules were aimed at the production, storage and transportation of eggs to prevent the spread of Salmonella. With over 600 million eggs recalled in the latest Salmonella outbreak linked to eggs and a year-long ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMLab P&K Expands Real-Time PCR Tests for Pathogen Detection

    EMLab P&K launches additional analytical services using real-time PCR technology to detect pathogens in food and environmental samples. The new PCR testing services are affordable and will help clients with time-sensitive projects. EMLab P&K announces the launch of new analytical services to detect pathogens in food and environmental samples using real-time PCR technology. By using emerging ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Aspergillus and other Fungal Pathogens Identified by Mold Test Kit

    As much of the country has suffered from a prolonged drought, farmers are being warned to be on the lookout for a fungus known as Aspergillus.  Some species of the fungus can produce a fungal toxin called aflatoxin.  Aflatoxin is a potent carcinogen which may be more prevalent this year due to the extreme growing conditions.   This fungus is not only a concern for ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Microbial Pathogen that Causes Lyme Disease Identified through qPCR Testing

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that in 2010, approximately 22,000 cases of Lyme disease were reported and another 8,000 more probable cases occurred nationwide. Early symptoms of Lyme disease are often similar to the flu. Borrelia burgdorferi is a species of Gram-negative bacteria and is also the cause of Lyme disease. Lyme disease is a zoonotic, vector-borne ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Hurricane Sandy Victims Told to be Aware of Fungal Pathogens

    Two weeks ago, Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the East Coast.  Now, many of the water damaged properties are being repaired and cleaned, but people are being warned of the hazards due to exposure to mold growth in many of these buildings.   Mold begins to grow in as short as 24 to 48 hours on many types of building materials and household furnishing once they become wet or in an ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Fungal Pathogens Video Released - Part 2 of a 2

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health.  Their latest educational video, the second and final segment of a series discussing health issues associated with fungal pathogens, is now available for viewing.   Some ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Healthcare Facilities need to be Aware of Microbial Pathogens

    Countless people live productive and fulfilling lives with immune systems that are weakened due to inherited genetic defects, physical conditions, illnesses, past medical procedures or because of prescription drugs taken for various reasons.  These individuals need to be especially aware of common microbial pathogens that are often found all around us.   These pathogens may include ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Delaware IAQ Professional Identifies Fungal Pathogens

    Fungal pathogens can be found across the United States and the Mid-Atlantic region is no exception.  These fungi cause disease in humans and one of the most recognized types of fungi that cause opportunistic infections in immunocomprimised individuals is known as Candida.   Candidiasis is caused by fungal pathogens from the Candida genus.  Most infections are ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Protecting Your Family from Avian Pathogens

    The nation’s leading environmental laboratory, EMSL Analytical, offers testing services to help protect families from histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis. Cinnaminson, NJ, July 29th, 2011 There are more than 10,000 species of birds across the globe.  Approximately 925 of these species are found in the United States and Canada.  A number of these species ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Advanced technology improves airborne pathogen measurement

    Many traditional methods for detecting airborne sources of contamination rely on the deposition on these materials on to a surface. For example, surface swabs might be taken, or bioaerosol sampling might be undertaken with a sampler that relies on the impact of biological particles on to a solid growth medium. “These methods are unable to deliver an accurate measurement of airborne ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Airborne Fungal Pathogens Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health.  Their latest educational video discusses airborne fungal pathogens and the infections they can cause.   There are serious infections that people can acquire by breathing certain airborne fungal ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Deadly Fungal Pathogen Appears to be Developing Drug Resistance

    Clinical Infectious Diseases recently published a study that discovered azole-resistance markers in 75% of a small group of aspergillosis patients who had not previously been treated with an azole.  Although the study group was small, the findings appear to indicate that there is a growing dissemination of drug-resistant strains of Aspergillus fungi.  Azole antifungal agents are a ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • SDIX, AES CHEMUNEX RapidChek agreement expands range of food pathogen test systems in Europe

    Strategic Diagnostics Inc., now doing business as SDIX (Nasdaq: SDIX), a leading provider of biotechnology-based products and services for a broad range of life science, biotechnology, diagnostic, and food safety applications, today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with AES CHEMUNEX. Under terms of the agreement AES CHEMUNEX will have rights to distribute SDIX’s ...


  • Rapidchek select salmonella certified by AFNOR, SDIX food pathogen test gains third-party validation for european markets

    Strategic Diagnostics Inc., now doing business as SDIX (Nasdaq: SDIX), a leading provider of biotechnology-based products and services for a broad range of life science, biotechnology, diagnostic, and food safety applications, today announced its RapidChek® SELECT™ Salmonella test system has received AFNOR VALIDATION certification and validation as an alternative method for detecting ...


  • Airborne Fungal Pathogens Cause California Corrections Officials to Move Inmates

    Earlier this month, ABC News reported that a judge has ordered the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to move thousands of inmates from two prisons in the state. A U.S. District Judge has ordered close to 2,600 inmates from the Avenal and Pleasant Valley Prisons to be relocated within 90 days. The reason for the judge’s order is due to an ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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