Microbiology Analytical Laboratory

Analytical Laboratory

Shown is a Microbiology Laboratory with a variety of Gas Chromatographs, HPLC units, Integrators, Spectrophotometers, Recorders, Centrifuges, Incubators, pH Meter, Fume Hood, Computer, Glassware, Chemicals and other items essential in an analytical laboratory (68, 98, 230).


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Phase Microscope & Laminar Flow Hood

Transfer Room

This room is called a "Transfer Room" because it has a blower outside that forces air through a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter, removing most bacteria, molds, yeasts, dust etc.. This creates a room that has "very low particulate" air making it more suitable for working with microorganisms without the threat of pure cultures getting contaminated.

This technician is using a Zeiss Phase Microscope to view liquid live cell suspensions in "Phase" mode, which allows him to observe motility, cell size and shape, morphology, age, sporulation, as well as purity of a culture, while the cells are live and multiplying.

When this microscope scope is arranged to view a dried and stained culture smear, the staining characteristics such as Gram positive - (blue) and Gram negative - (red) can reveal what type of microorganism is present as well as the purity of a culture.

Also in this "Transfer Room" on the right is a Laminar Flow Hood. This hood has a blower that forces air through a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter, producing a laminar (no turbulence) transverse flow of "very low particulate" air across the bottom of this hood. This creates a "sanitary field" at the bottom of the hood in which technicians can work with microorganisms without getting them contaminated with unwanted microorganisms (68, 98, 230).



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Craig Bremmon
CEBTech Services
503 11 th Ave. SE, Suite 5
Aberdeen, SD 57401

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Phone: 605 226-3595
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