Microbiology Test Method Guides

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Campylobacter Detection and Identification Methods

Review of detection and identification methods for Campylobacter in foods - chromogenic media, rapid methods, PCR kits.

Cannabis and Cannabis Derived Products - Microbiological Testing

How to do microbiology testing on cannabis and cannabis-derived products. Includes list of suppliers of different test kits.

Chromogenic Media

Microbiological Analysis using Chromogenic and Fluorogenic Media Key Points Initially developed for clinical applications, chromogenic media are now available for food, water and environmental samples. They can allow enumeration, detection, presumptive identification sometimes even full identification from an isolation plate.  What are chromogenic / fluorogenic media? Chromogenic and fluorogenic media

Clean Rooms

Aspects of the Microbiology of Clean Rooms Key Points ready to use specially packaged media are available for environmental monitoring trending of monitoring data helps set action and alert levels pinpointing contamination sources is vital  A clean room is an environment where the levels of airborne contaminants are controlled

Clostridioides difficile Detection and Identification

Clostridioides difficile (previously called Clostridium difficle) is the commonest identifiable cause of antibiotic associated diarrhea (AAD), this review looks at rapid detection and identification methods for C. diff.

Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2): Test Kits to Detect the Causative Agent of COVID-19

Comprehensive list of test EUA and CE marked kits to detect SARS-CoV-2: The causative agent of COVID-19. Includes Real-time PCR, lateral flow serology tests and swabs for virology.

Cronobacter sakazakii Detection and Identification Methods

Review of test kits for detection and identification of Cronobacter sakazakii previously called Enterobacter sakazakii, a common microbiological problem in infant formula.

Cryptosporidium/Giardia Detection and Identification Methods in Water Treatment, Clinical, and Food Applications

Review of how to detect Cryptosporidium and Giardia in water. Very large sample volumes and effective concentration procedures are needed to detect the very low numbers of protozoan cysts likely to be present.

Detection of Bacterial Toxins in Food

Kits for detection of bacterial toxins in foods - C. botulinum, Bacillus cereus and Staphylococcal toxin can be detected by ELISA, RPLA and lateral flow assays.

Dry Sample-ready Plates Are Ideal Alternative to RMMs

Easiest way to do microbiology is with these simple to use, ready to rehydrate dry film plates - remove the need for media preparation from food and water microbiology labs.