Our Method

Our Method Is Peer Reviewed

JONES, C.L. (2017). Improved Screening for Aflatoxin Producing Fungi Using Almond Agar Fluorescence Versus Coconut Containing Agars. Australian Society for Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting 2017, 2nd - 5th July 2017

JONES, C.L. (2016). Review Of The Settling Plate Method For Indoor Air Quality And Mould Inspections. Australian Society for Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting 2016, 3rd - 6th July 2016

JONES, C.L. (2012). Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation for Fungal Infection Control in Childcare Environments. WC0165 - Australian Society for Microbiology 2012, Brisbane. Presented: Monday 02 July 2012.


Or Just Read the 2017 and 2016 Abstracts


But just don't take our word for it.  The settle plate method is common worldwide.  Here is a list of recent papers that have all used the settle plate method for assessing microbial contamination:

Shukla A, Srivastava S, Srivastava A, Srivastava T. Surveillance of Microbiological Environment of Operation Theaters. Cureus. 2021 Dec 20;13(12):e20525. doi: 10.7759/cureus.20525. PMID: 35070559; PMCID: PMC8765562.

Rostami N, Alidadi H, Zarrinfar H, Ketabi D, Tabesh H. Interventional Effect of Nanosilver Paint on Fungal Load of Indoor Air in a Hospital Ward. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2021 Dec 20;2021:8658600. doi: 10.1155/2021/8658600. PMID: 34966471; PMCID: PMC8712174.

Omebeyinje MH, Adeluyi A, Mitra C, Chakraborty P, Gandee GM, Patel N, Verghese B, Farrance CE, Hull M, Basu P, Lee K, Adhikari A, Adivar B, Horney JA, Chanda A. Increased prevalence of indoor Aspergillus and Penicillium species is associated with indoor flooding and coastal proximity: a case study of 28 moldy buildings. Environ Sci Process Impacts. 2021 Nov 17;23(11):1681-1687. doi: 10.1039/d1em00202c. PMID: 34596193.

Wong SC, Lam GK, Chen JH, Li X, Ip FT, Yuen LL, Chan VW, AuYeung CH, So SY, Ho PL, Yuen KY, Cheng VC. Air dispersal of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii: implications for nosocomial transmission during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Hosp Infect. 2021 Oct;116:78-86. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2021.08.005. Epub 2021 Aug 14. PMID: 34403765; PMCID: PMC8429036.

Coury JG, Lum ZC, Dunn JG, Huff KE, Lara DL, Trzeciak MA. Operating Room and Hospital Air Environment. Orthopedics. 2021 May-Jun;44(3):e414-e416. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20210414-15. Epub 2021 May 1. PMID: 34039206.

Jalili D, Dehghani M, Fadaei A, Alimohammadi M. Assessment of Airborne Bacterial and Fungal Communities in Shahrekord Hospitals. J Environ Public Health. 2021 Apr 24;2021:8864051. doi: 10.1155/2021/8864051. PMID: 33986812; PMCID: PMC8093067.

Fayad RK, Al-Thani RF, Al-Naemi FA, Abu-Dieyeh MH. Diversity, Concentration and Dynamics of Culturable Fungal Bioaerosols at Doha, Qatar. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Dec 29;18(1):182. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18010182. PMID: 33383754; PMCID: PMC7796145.

Taaffe KM, Allen RW, Fredendall LD, Shehan M, Stachnik MG, Smith T, Carbonell AM, Glover E, Fiore A. Simulating the effects of operating room staff movement and door opening policies on microbial load. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Sep;42(9):1071-1075. doi: 10.1017/ice.2020.1359. Epub 2020 Dec 21. PMID: 33342455.

Shanmugaraj GB, Rao AK. A study to assess the microbial profile and index of microbial air contamination in dental operatories. Indian J Dent Res. 2020 May-Jun;31(3):465-469. doi: 10.4103/ijdr.IJDR_707_18. PMID: 32769284.

Kumari H, Chakraborti T, Singh M, Chakrawarti MK, Mukhopadhyay K. Prevalence and antibiogram of coagulase negative Staphylococci in bioaerosols from different indoors of a university in India. BMC Microbiol. 2020 Jul 16;20(1):211. doi: 10.1186/s12866-020-01875-8. PMID: 32677881; PMCID: PMC7364608.

Andualem Z, Gizaw Z, Dagne H. Indoor Culturable Fungal Load and Associated Factors among Public Primary School Classrooms in Gondar City, Northwest Ethiopia, 2018: A Cross-sectional Study. Ethiop J Health Sci. 2019 Sep;29(5):623-630. doi: 10.4314/ejhs.v29i5.13. PMID: 31666784; PMCID: PMC6813266.

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