Yes - it is not done! There are no standards for how "clean" the environment
needs to be. How clean is the great out doors?
If you are trying to come up with some bio-terrorism type testing then the
military has developed some air sampling equipment that uses PCR and genetic
probes to find some pathogens that can be used as bio-terrorism weapons.
John Gentile President, Rhode Island Apple Group
yjgent at cox.net RIAG Web page: www.wbwip.com/riag/
"I never make mistakes, I only have unexpected learning opportunities!"
> From: "Tracy Shorts" <tracy.shorts at ntlworld.com>
> Organization: ntl Cablemodem News Service
> Newsgroups: bionet.microbiology
> Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 20:01:37 -0000
> Subject: operating theatre environmental monitoring
>> Does anyone have experience or guidelines in the area of environmental
> monitoring of theatres or hospital wards? either microbiological or air