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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.

PROCESS MONITORING AREAS OF TESTING

The HLAC Laundry Process Monitoring ToolKit™ measures the number of microorganisms found in a laundry on hard surfaces, in the air, on linen, in water and on employee hands. Testing utilizes a proprietary extraction technique designed to recover the most accurate representation of bioburden load on laundry media. Testing takes approximately 14 to 18 person hours to complete, whereupon the samples are returned to an independent lab for analysis using validated recovery procedures. Included with the ToolKit are instructions for conducting the sampling using aseptic technique and five color-coded procedures. The monitoring can be performed at the laundry’s convenience – one time, quarterly, semiannually, etc. Results, which are kept confidential, are communicated directly to the laundry.

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BIOBURDEN
(TEXTILE)
ANALYSIS

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AIR SAMPLING ANALYSIS

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SURFACE ANALYSIS

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WATER ANALYSIS

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HAND HYGIENE ANALYSIS