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.