Title: Comparison of results of air study using apparatus SAS SUPER 100 with MAS 100. Preliminary study
- Elżbieta Krajewska-Kułak, Agnieszka Gniadek, Cecylia R. Łukaszuk, Anna B. Macura, Wojciech Kułak
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- Medical Mycology
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- fungi, SAS SUPER 100, MAS 100
Introduction: Monitoring microbiological environment in rooms, particularly in building of the health service is very important.Taking account these considerationsthe
conduction studies of better and modified air monitoring systems are needed. Aim of study: Comparison of SAS SUPER 100 with MAS 100 of obtained results of air fungal contamination.
Material and methods: Air was sampled from the rehabilitation rooms, corridors and at the entrance to hospital building. The study of fungi air contamination was performed using SAS SUPER 100 (pbi-international) and MAS 100 (Merck).
Results: In case of MAS 100 apparatus CFU/l values varied from 50 to 1340 and mean of CFU value of all measures was 302.5±56.6. In case of SAS SUPER 100 CFU/l values varied from 0 to 200 and mean CFU/l value of all measures was 104.8±84.9. In air samples of MAS 100 was isolated 11 types/species of fungi and in air samples of SAS Super 100 was isolated 7 types/species.The same fungi strains was isolated only in one sample from phisicotherapy room, kinesitherapy I, corridor. In air samples of MAS 100 was isolated 4 types/species of fungi but there were not isolated from any sample of SAS SUPER 100.
Conclusions: Significant differences of CFU/L values in the tested rooms were found in depend on used apparatus. Mycological analysis of the obtained cultures from air samples suggests that there is not same isolation of fungi using different apparatus. The performance of further studies on air fungal contamination with using different sampleres are needed.