Alberta Agriculture Food & Rural Development (AFRD) Labs: Pathology, Histology, Post Mortem, and Fish Lab., OS Longman Laboratory Building, Edmonton
The Alberta AFRD pathology lab and adjacent histology lab, entrance vestibules, washrooms and change rooms were designed to bio-containment Level II. The specimen collection dock includes a custom 3.6 meter high beam crane accessible stainless steel freezer, with a containment pan. Other laboratory work undertaken on the main floor includes: the renovation of the post mortem lab, a room for minus 80 freezers and a new fish lab. Specialized details include: custom designed stainless steel necropsy tables with integral sinks and reinforced drainage boards, and specimen pass throughs. The careful selection of wall, floor and ceiling finishes, for cleanability and durability was paramount.