Testing

Specialised testing labs and services

Overview

AssureCloud has a large footprint across South Africa and representation in Zambia. This allows us to carry out testing close to source with minimal impact on transport and storage of samples, to deliver quick and accurate results. All our laboratories are ISO 17025:2017 accredited.

  • Our Laboratories

    Our Laboratories

    Our facilities are leaders in testing in the following areas:
    • Surface and environmental sampling for the detection of the Coronavirus S gene specific to COVID-19, in accordance with the World Health Organization (WHO) protocols for health care and public health

    • South Africa’s only CO2 accredited Laboratory (Sampling of Storage Tanks)

    • South Africa`s only Biotoxin accredited laboratory (Seafood products)

    • South Africa’s first Asbestos Accredited Laboratory (Asbestos Fibre Counting and Fibre Identification)

    • Occupational Hygiene Testing Laboratory (NIOSH Accredited Methods)

    • Specialised Salmonella Serotype Testing

  • Microbiological Laboratory

    Microbiological Laboratory

    We offer a broad range of services for microbiological testing of swabs, water samples for all the major pathogenic, indicator and spoilage microorganisms.

    Other analysis conducted by the microbiological laboratory include but not limited to:
    • Bacteriology

    • Pathogens

    • Viruses

    • Allergens

    • Identification of animal DNA

  • Chemistry Laboratory

    Chemistry Laboratory

    AssureCloud’s chemical laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art chromatographic and mass spectrometric instruments in support of our endeavours to consistently provide the best analytical and testing services. Our services include the determination of the physical and chemical characteristics of test samples and the identification and determination of target components in a variety of matrices, including food, feed, water, environmental and products. The target components are determined by client needs.

    Analysis conducted by the chemical laboratories include but not limited to:
    • Nutritional labelling according to Reg.146

    • Specialised Dairy and milk analysis e.g. fat and protein using Rose Gottlieb and Kjeldahl method

    • Heavy metals in food, fish and feed for export markets

    • Biotoxins in seafood

    • Water testing according to SANS 241

    • Mycotoxins

    • Beverage grade Carbon dioxide (CO₂)

  • Diagnostic & Veterinary Laboratories

    Diagnostic & Veterinary Laboratories

    AssureCloud has the ability to isolate and identify viruses and bacteria from sick animals using traditional microbiological methods as well as molecular techniques, thus aiding veterinarians in a diagnosis and treatment plan in support of the poultry sector and the growth of this sector that supports food security in the country to a large degree.

    The Bacteriology Laboratory can also perform antimicrobial sensitivity tests using the disc diffusion method on those bacteria. AssureCloud also performs the much-valued Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) antimicrobial sensitivity test thus enabling the Veterinarian to determine the optimum dose of an antibiotic required for treatment.

    AssureCloud offers a host of serological test methods to evaluate the presence of antibodies to specific pathogens in the serum of animals, regardless of whether antibodies have developed because of exposure to disease or because of vaccine application.

    To ensure that the results generated in our Serology department are of international standard AssureCloud participates in several proficiency schemes conducted by GD Animal Health Service in Deventer, Holland. AssureCloud has always generated results within highly acceptable limits for these tests. Serology testing: E.g. Bovine Leucosis, Para-influenza Virus 3 (PI-3), Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus (BRSV), Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV), Q-Fever and Liver Fluke, Newcastle Disease Virus and Avian Influenza Virus Rapid diagnosis of disease using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology is also available: For example, Bluetongue Virus; African Horse sickness; Rift Valley Fever and Lumpy Skin Disease.

    The lab works closely with DAFF Department of agriculture forestry and fisheries and is often used a steh reference laboratory for disease control and monitoring along with the state laboratories.

    Extent of tests offered:
    • Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

    • Haemagglutination Inhibition (HI)

    • Rapid Plate Agglutination (RPA)

  • Occupational/Industrial Hygiene Testing

    Occupational/Industrial Hygiene Testing

    AssureCloud is a SANAS accredited laboratory (T0367) and a corporate member of SAIOH (The Southern African Institute for Occupational Hygiene) to provide accredited analysis to all independent consultants and all heavy industry related businesses eg: Mining, Petrochemical, Construction and the Metal Industry. We are accredited for methods ranging from Dust, Asbestos, Crystalline Silica and Volatile Organic Compounds

    Analysis conducted by the Occupational/Industrial Hygiene Laboratory include, but not limited to:
    • Dust

    • Asbestos

    • Crystalline Silica

    • Volatile Organic Compounds

  1. Our Laboratories
  2. Microbiological Laboratory
  3. Chemistry Laboratory
  4. Diagnostic & Veterinary Laboratories
  5. Occupational/Industrial Hygiene Testing
  • Our Laboratories

    Our Laboratories

    Our facilities are leaders in testing in the following areas:
    • Surface and environmental sampling for the detection of the Coronavirus S gene specific to COVID-19, in accordance with the World Health Organization (WHO) protocols for health care and public health

    • South Africa’s only CO2 accredited Laboratory (Sampling of Storage Tanks)

    • South Africa`s only Biotoxin accredited laboratory (Seafood products)

    • South Africa’s first Asbestos Accredited Laboratory (Asbestos Fibre Counting and Fibre Identification)

    • Occupational Hygiene Testing Laboratory (NIOSH Accredited Methods)

    • Specialised Salmonella Serotype Testing

  • Microbiological Laboratory

    Microbiological Laboratory

    We offer a broad range of services for microbiological testing of swabs, water samples for all the major pathogenic, indicator and spoilage microorganisms.

    Other analysis conducted by the microbiological laboratory include but not limited to:
    • Bacteriology

    • Pathogens

    • Viruses

    • Allergens

    • Identification of animal DNA

  • Chemistry Laboratory

    Chemistry Laboratory

    AssureCloud’s chemical laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art chromatographic and mass spectrometric instruments in support of our endeavours to consistently provide the best analytical and testing services. Our services include the determination of the physical and chemical characteristics of test samples and the identification and determination of target components in a variety of matrices, including food, feed, water, environmental and products. The target components are determined by client needs.

    Analysis conducted by the chemical laboratories include but not limited to:
    • Nutritional labelling according to Reg.146

    • Specialised Dairy and milk analysis e.g. fat and protein using Rose Gottlieb and Kjeldahl method

    • Heavy metals in food, fish and feed for export markets

    • Biotoxins in seafood

    • Water testing according to SANS 241

    • Mycotoxins

    • Beverage grade Carbon dioxide (CO₂)

  • Diagnostic & Veterinary Laboratories

    Diagnostic & Veterinary Laboratories

    AssureCloud has the ability to isolate and identify viruses and bacteria from sick animals using traditional microbiological methods as well as molecular techniques, thus aiding veterinarians in a diagnosis and treatment plan in support of the poultry sector and the growth of this sector that supports food security in the country to a large degree.

    The Bacteriology Laboratory can also perform antimicrobial sensitivity tests using the disc diffusion method on those bacteria. AssureCloud also performs the much-valued Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) antimicrobial sensitivity test thus enabling the Veterinarian to determine the optimum dose of an antibiotic required for treatment.

    AssureCloud offers a host of serological test methods to evaluate the presence of antibodies to specific pathogens in the serum of animals, regardless of whether antibodies have developed because of exposure to disease or because of vaccine application.

    To ensure that the results generated in our Serology department are of international standard AssureCloud participates in several proficiency schemes conducted by GD Animal Health Service in Deventer, Holland. AssureCloud has always generated results within highly acceptable limits for these tests. Serology testing: E.g. Bovine Leucosis, Para-influenza Virus 3 (PI-3), Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus (BRSV), Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV), Q-Fever and Liver Fluke, Newcastle Disease Virus and Avian Influenza Virus Rapid diagnosis of disease using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology is also available: For example, Bluetongue Virus; African Horse sickness; Rift Valley Fever and Lumpy Skin Disease.

    The lab works closely with DAFF Department of agriculture forestry and fisheries and is often used a steh reference laboratory for disease control and monitoring along with the state laboratories.

    Extent of tests offered:
    • Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

    • Haemagglutination Inhibition (HI)

    • Rapid Plate Agglutination (RPA)

  • Occupational/Industrial Hygiene Testing

    Occupational/Industrial Hygiene Testing

    AssureCloud is a SANAS accredited laboratory (T0367) and a corporate member of SAIOH (The Southern African Institute for Occupational Hygiene) to provide accredited analysis to all independent consultants and all heavy industry related businesses eg: Mining, Petrochemical, Construction and the Metal Industry. We are accredited for methods ranging from Dust, Asbestos, Crystalline Silica and Volatile Organic Compounds

    Analysis conducted by the Occupational/Industrial Hygiene Laboratory include, but not limited to:
    • Dust

    • Asbestos

    • Crystalline Silica

    • Volatile Organic Compounds

  1. Our Laboratories
  2. Microbiological Laboratory
  3. Chemistry Laboratory
  4. Diagnostic & Veterinary Laboratories
  5. Occupational/Industrial Hygiene Testing

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