Environmental Monitoring

Facility environment is maintained by routine practices (e.g. sanitation and control of voice in animal rooms) and engineering setting (e.g. setting of ventilation and lighting system). The following monitoring practices aim at timely detection of error affecting quality of  laboratory animals and animal well-being.

Facility surfaces

Contact plate/swab bacterial and fungal colony count

Air in barriers

CFU count on settle plates or  volumetric samples

Temperature and humidity

Data logging

Noise

Suspicious source of ultrasound in area holding species sensitive to ultrasound are scanned by ultrasound detector. Suspicious devices include new electronic/electric equipment and equipment with metallic joins or sliding parts.

Room pressurization

Daily inspection on door gaps.