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Phone: 815-436-1404

© 2019 Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council.

Fax: 815-436-1403

P.O. Box 1306
Plainfield, IL 60544

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Important Notice about the HLAC Laundry Process Monitoring ToolKit™ Program

 

HLAC does not have access to an individual Laundry’s analysis and compilation of its test results.  HLAC will have no obligation or liability of any kind to the Laundry for problems caused by the laboratory or the Laundry including, without limitation, the Laundry’s: failure to follow the laboratories’ written instructions; use of a ToolKit with materials not supplied by the laboratory; misuse or improper use of a ToolKit; or failure to properly store or ship any ToolKits or test samples.  Analysis and compilation of test results may be compromised if the Laundry fails to follow the ToolKit instructions.  HLAC DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR THE ACTIONS OR OMISSIONS OF PARTICIPATING LAUNDRIES AND THE LABORATORY.

SURFACE ANALYSIS

Monitoring surface cleanliness prevents contamination of clean products that come in contact with surfaces during finishing, packaging and storing. Two options are provided for surface sampling:

  • Surface sampling using contact plates (provided with kit) enumerates microbial contamination from environmental surfaces. Gridded Sterile Petri plates are filled to form a convex surface that is easily pressed in contact with a contaminated surface.

  • Sampling using ATP swabs (provided, including ATP Reader) detect the energy source associated with all living things and can be a quick indicator of surface contamination.

 

Also included for surface analysis are Parafilm (for sealing), masking tape, disposable or reusable cooler, ice or cold pack, and a sterile bag.

Surface Analysis