Haemodialysis may expose the patient to more than 300 l of water per week across the semi permeable membrane of the haemodialyser. Healthy individuals seldom have a weekly oral intake of water above 12 lt.
The near 30 times increase in water exposure to dialysis patients requires monitoring of water quality to avoid excesses of known or suspected harmful elements being carried in the water and transmitted to the patient. Therefore it is most significant to get the water testing for meeting quality assurance according to the norms and conditions specified by the health department.
Water of the appropriate quality used in the preparation of dialysis fluid is a crucial prerequisite for haemodialysis and related therapies. International standards have been developed to promote the installation of fit for purpose water treatment facilities for haemodialysis and to secure the routine production of dialysis water suitable for use for haemodialysis.
Middle East Testing Services LLC provides appropriate testing which makes sure the temperature level and composition of chemicals like chlorine, magnesium and calcium is relevant. The methods such as carbon filtering, water softening and reverse osmosis to achieve the required result. Our specialists work adhering to the standards of Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).
Recreational Water Testing
Recreational water can become contaminated with faecal pathogens (such as bacteria and viruses) from human sewage and animal manure. Contaminated recreational water can cause
- gastrointestinal illnesses (causing diarrhoea and vomiting)
- respiratory diseases
- eye, ear, nose and throat symptoms.
Anyone can be affected, but young children, older adults and people with weakened immune systems are more vulnerable.
More harmful diseases like Hepatitis A can also be contracted from contaminants in the water.
Algal blooms from excess nutrients may also cause health effects, through contaminated shellfish or toxins produced by cyanobacteria.