New Dashboard Features

Now, see when we’ve received your test in real time! Looking for a result? All tests are logged in the same day that they are received and will show up on your results dashboard. This is a great way to verify the status of your test. As always, we start your test the same day…

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Exploring Innovations and Advancements in Dentistry at the Pacific Northwest Dental Conference

The Pacific Northwest Dental Conference is an annual event that brings together dentists, dental hygienists, and other dental professionals from the Pacific Northwest region and beyond. The conference, which is usually held in the spring, provides attendees with the opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in the field of dentistry, as well as to…

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Exploring the Latest Developments in Dentistry at the Idaho State Dental Association Annual Session

The Idaho State Dental Association Annual Session is an event that brings together dentists, dental hygienists, and other dental professionals from the state of Idaho. It is organized by the Idaho State Dental Association (ISDA) and typically held in the spring. The conference provides an excellent opportunity for attendees to learn about the latest developments…

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Need more than just presence/absence testing?

Woodhouse Laboratories offers more than standard presence/absence testing of biological indicators. We are also offer Biological Indicator Population Verification tests. Population verification is useful for: Verifying that your biological indicator meets manufacturer’s claims of the population inoculated on the carrier Initial autoclave verification – determine lethality rates and D-values Research projects – Need to know…

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COVID-19 Update

We understand how important your infection control testing is – especially right now. Here’s how we’re here to help: Our office is open and continuing to operate under normal business hours (M-F 9-5 PST). We are maintaining our promise to process tests the day that they are received, and to report results the same day…

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Just Announced: Faster Turnaround Times

Important news from Woodhouse Laboratories – We know that laboratory turn-around times are extremely important for infection control. That’s why we are proud to announce that we have recently completed an internal study on faster readout methods which will provide faster turnaround times on steam and chemical sterilizer tests. As always, we ensure that tests…

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Industry Spotlight: Podiatry

Podiatric physicians provide important services to patients every day, diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg. As a health-care provider, podiatric physicians must make infection prevention a priority in their clinics. The CDC, the HICPAC, and APMA have published guidelines that address standard precautions for podiatrists, which are…

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Industry Spotlight: Body Art

There are over 21,000 tattoo studios throughout the 50 states. 40 states + DC require studios to perform monitoring of their sterilizer. Most of those require that such testing be performed by a 3rd party. Insufficient monitoring means the tattooist jeopardizes both their license and the health of their clients. Most states require monthly testing,…

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Steam vs Dry Heat vs Chemical Sterilizers – What’s the difference?

Instrument sterilization is essential to the functioning of many industries. There are several accepted methods that are used to ensure that instruments are sterilized properly. Below we describe 3 of the most common types of sterilizers used in the medical field. Regardless of the type of sterilizer you use, the CDC recommends verifying the proper…

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Meet our microbes!

One of the most common questions we get is “What kind of bacteria do you use? Will it make me sick?!” Here we’ve added a brief description of the 2 strains of bacteria that we use for sterilizer monitoring, and some interesting facts on each. Geobacillus stearothermophilus Geobacillus stearothermophilus was first discovered in 1920, and…

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