Pennsauken, NJ - Aerobiology Laboratory
7184 North Park Dr Pennsauken Township, New Jersey 08109
P: (856) 486-1177 E:

A New Jersey laboratory dedicated to quality analysis and exceptional customer service.

Aerobiology New Jersey was established in 1993. At that time Dr. Passon developed a passion for environmental microbiology and decided to leave the clinical field. Today we enjoy a loyal and very satisfied customer base. Upon examination, you will find very competitive pricing and analysis performed by a team of highly qualified individuals who are available to personally assist you with their technical knowledge.

Aerobiology focuses on the prevention rather than the diagnosis of disease. Aerobiology NJ combines clinical and environmental experience with an experienced professional staff which has minimized the gap between the environmental and healthcare industries. Microbiologists from industrial, medical and pharmaceutical sectors are well trained in the disciplines of bacteriology, mycology and endotoxin testing.

Our laboratory adheres to the analytical guidelines as described in the current USP, CDC ELITE, AIHA-LAP, LLC standards for environmental microbiology, current TNI Policy Documents, and NY Department of Health ELAP certification for Legionella analysis.  Click to View Accreditations

Quality is paramount and is guided by standards and guidelines established by GMP, ISO 17025, and The NELAC Institute.

Meet The Staff

Hilisa B. Esteban, PhD Lead Mycologist / Quality Assurance Manager

Hilisa Esteban is responsible for defining and implementing the management system and quality assurance program that meets the requirements of Standard ISO / IEC 17025.  She joined Aerobiology over eight years ago after working for four years at another national analytical laboratory as a Microbiology Laboratory Manager.  She had served on the Review Committee of the Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, Microbiology Section. Before entering the environmental microbiology and microbial indoor air quality industry, Hilisa worked for American Cyanamid / BASF in Princeton as a Project Leader for the Mycology Laboratory which handled the company’s mycological needs in support of fungicide discovery and product development.  For a time period, she had served on the Sustaining Membership Committee of the Mycological Society of America and the Standardization of Common Names Committee of the American Phytopathological Society. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology and Mycology, where her USDA AID – supported research focused on mycorrhizal fungi.  As a graduate assistant, she provided statewide mycological support through the Florida Cooperative Extension Service and worked at the University of Florida Mycological Herbarium.  She has a B.S. in Agriculture, major in Soil Chemistry and an M.S. in Forestry, major in Tree Physiology.  Her postdoctoral research at the USDA-ARS in Maryland was on the taxonomy and nomenclature of plant pathogenic fungi.  She continued building the World Fungi Database used by USDA-APHIS for plant risk assessments, for which she was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation.  She co-authored with USDA mycologists a book “Fungi on Rhododendron, A World Reference”.

Cathy Pepe, HEW Laboratory Supervisor

Ms. Pepe has over 15 years of experience in environmental microbiology laboratory methodology, directing workflow within a laboratory and is the cog on which this laboratory turns.  Her experience allows the lab to handle a varying range of sample volume while meeting the demands of multiple sample types and turn around times.  She is the key source for directing and/or answering all laboratory analytical inquiries.