Sampling Kits we offer:
- Air Sampling
- Surface Sampling
- Glove Fingertip Sampling
- Media Fill/Aseptic Technique Testing
What’s included in a Kit?
- Sampling media, packaging materials, shipping container, cold packs, sample labels, chain of custody form, and shipping label
- Media types can include TSA, SDA, or MEA
How do the Sampling Kits work?
You determine the types of samples you need, the number of samples you need, the type of analysis you need, and the frequency you need to perform the sampling. Simply fill out THIS FORM for USP <797> or THIS FORM for USP <1116>, and email it back to us to set up your kit subscription. We will send you everything you need to collect your own samples.
TSS also sells Air Sampling Equipment as a solution to your environmental testing needs.
What do I do with my samples once they’re collected?
- You’ll send samples directly to TSS.
- Enumeration will be processed via an automated colony counter with digital imaging.
- Species level identification will be performed using a MALDI-TOF Smart Biotyper System.
- For USP <797> sampling kits, customers will automatically receive these identifications for any samples that demonstrate growth.
- For USP <1116> sampling kits, customers will have the ability to order species identifications up to two weeks after receiving their MAR.
How do I get my results?
- TSS will provide customers with a Microbial Analysis Report (MAR) for each of their chosen samples.
- Each report is reviewed and approved by a laboratory manager and a data quality analyst to confirm the highest quality to our customers.
Need a quick refresher on how to adequately collect samples?
No problem! We offer Instructional Video and Tutorial Packages through our online learning management system. Customers can enroll an unlimited number of employees into each module. Additionally, we offer on-site training should your business require in-person training.