Biodet Services Ltd 2016

Biodet Services Ltd is an independent microbiological consultancy, providing a professional service to many different industries, usually where biodeterioration issues arise, or where expertise in microbiology has been requested. The consultancy has been in business since 1975, and collectively has over 80 years of microbiological expertise that can be drawn on. 

Biodet Services is a consulting laboratory rather than a routine testing laboratory. We are pleased to advise that the laboratory systems in place conform to good laboratory practices. Our Laboratory Manual is regularly up-dated and is available for inspection on site.

A broad overview of our areas of expertise is:

•On site assessment where microbial (fungi and bacteria) contamination has become an issue.

•Microbiological testing and monitoring of air quality in homes, commercial premises, schools and manufacturing premises, with specific emphasis on toxigenic fungi such as Stachybotrys and allergenic fungi such as Penicillium and Aspergillus.

•Microbiological laboratory analysis to support the consulting work performed.

•Methodology evaluation and the provision of information on microbiologically related topics for industry.

Testing air quality for microbiological components has become a key area of expertise for us. We are currently the only facility in New Zealand carrying out non-culturable spore trap air analysis. To ensure we are providing an expert service, we regularly participate in an international inter-laboratory comparison programme called the Environmental Microbiology Proficiency Analytical Testing (EMPAT) for the Fungal Direct Examination Test. The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) conducts this programme with approximately 150 participants.

Biodet Services Ltd is a member of the following organisations:

NZACL - New Zealand Association of Consulting Laboratories

NZWWA - New Zealand Water and Wastewater Association

ACGIH - American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists

IBBS - International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation Society (UK)

NZIFST - NZ Institute of Food Science & Technology

NZMS - NZ Microbiological Society

CASANZ - Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand

AOAC - Association of Analytical Chemists (International)