The following standardized methods are employed for microbiology testing:

USP <2021> – Microbial Enumeration Tests for Nutritional and Dietary Supplements

  • Total aerobic microbial count
  • Total combined molds and yeasts count
  • Enterobacterial (bile-tolerant gram-negative bacteria) count

USP <2022> – Microbiological Procedures for Absence of Specific Microorganisms for Nutritional and Dietary Supplements

  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Salmonella species
  • Escherichia coli (E. coli)
  • Clostridium species

USP <2023> – Microbiological Attributes of Nonsterile Nutritional and Dietary Supplements

  • Microbial contamination

With the addition of a real-time PCR instrument and expanded microbiological lab space, our list of microbiological testing capabilities been expanded to include:

Aerobic Plate Count USP, MFHPB
Yeast and Mold Count USP
Coliforms, E.coli USP, MFHPB, RT-PCR
E.coli 0157:H7 RT-PCR
Staphylococcus aureus USP, MFHPB, RT-PCR
Salmonella spp. USP, MFHPB, RT-PCR
Salmonella enteritidis RT-PCR
Pseudomonas aeruginosa USP, MFLP
Bacillus cereus MFLP
Clostridium perfringens USP, MFHPB
Lactic Acid Bacteria-Probiotic Count USP
Enterobacteria Count USP, MFLP
Listeria monocytogenes MFHPB, RT-PCR
Thermophilic and Psychrotrophic Bacteria Count USP
Vitamin B12 Microassay using Lactobacillus leichmanni USP
Antimicrobial Effectiveness Testing USP
Lactobacillus plantarum identification RT-PCR
Lactobacillus rhamnosus identification RT-PCR
Bifidobacterium longum identification RT-PCR
Lactobacillus acidophilus identification RT-PCR
Lactobacillus casei identification RT-PCR
Lactobacillus helveticus identification RT-PCR
Lactobacillus paracasei identification RT-PCR
Bifidobacterium animalis Ssp lactis identification RT-PCR
Lactobacillus rhamnosus identification RT-PCR
Bifidobacterium breve identification RT-PCR
Lactobacillus delb. Ssp bulgaricus identification RT-PCR
Streptococcus thermophilus identification RT-PCR
Bifidobacterium bifidum identification RT-PCR
Bifidobacterium infantis identification RT-PCR
Lactobacillus reuteri identification RT-PCR