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20/30 Labs are a specialist, UKAS-accredited, microbiology testing laboratory. Established for over 10 years, we offer a full range of microbiological services, including; Hospital Analysis, Medical Device Analysis, Cleanroom Testing and Potable Water Analysis such as Legionella and Pseudomonas aeruginosa testing. We offer training courses to enhance the understanding of key personnel involved in the decontamination of medical devices and those involved or responsible for water quality. We cover aspects such as Basic Microbiology, Aseptic Technique and the testing methods used within the laboratory.

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • Potable Water Testing Study Day

    Training Course | 20/30 Labs Ltd

    20/30 Labs Ltd

    A training course to support those involved or interested in potable water testing; or those responsible for water management; from Estates Departments; to Water Sampling Technicians or Water Management Companies. The aim of the course is to provide a greater understanding of the principles of microbiology; the techniques used to identify and categorise microorganisms such as Legionella and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and learn about why those microorganisms are of concern. The course also covers principles of aseptic sampling techniques; to help reduce the risk contamination when taking samples such as pool samples

  • Introduction to Microbiology Study Day

    Training Course | 20/30 Labs Ltd

    20/30 Labs Ltd

    An introduction to the basic principles of microbiology; including the techniques used to identify and categorise bacteria and the microorganisms that are of specific concern in the healthcare environment. The course also explores the principles of aseptic technique that must be used when collecting environmental samples for microbiological analysis; and includes a tour of an environmental testing laboratory. This course is suitable for any healthcare professional with an interest in microbiology; but is particularly relevant to those involved in the decontamination of medical devices and provision of care to patients including but not limited to nurses; endoscopy technicians; sterile services and estates personnel.

  • Introduction to Environmental Microbiology

    Online Course | 20/30 Labs Ltd

    20/30 Labs Ltd

    An online e-learning module that introduces the basic principles of environmental microbiology; including different types of microbe; how bacteria are cultured and identified; some clinically important environmental pathogens; antibiotic-resistance; and environmental monitoring in the healthcare setting. Suitable for anyone with an interest in microbiology; but particularly relevant to those involved in the decontamination of medical devices and provision of care to patients including but not limited to nurses; endoscopy technicians; sterile services and estates personnel.

  • Understanding Legionella

    Online Course | 20/30 Labs Ltd

    20/30 Labs Ltd

    An online e-learning module that discusses the emergence of Legionella as a cause of disease. Explores the history and mode of infection of Legionnaires’ disease; Legionella monitoring and water sampling; and laboratory methods for the culture and identification of bacteria. Suitable for anyone with an interest in microbiology; but particularly relevant to those involved in the decontamination of medical devices; environmental sampling; and provision of care to patients including but not limited to nurses; endoscopy technicians; sterile services; and estates personnel.

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