Microbiology Test Method Guides

Please choose a test method guide either by organism or generic test type:

Air Samplers for Microbiological Monitoring of Air Quality

Find suppliers of air samplers - impaction, impinger, real-time, including compress air sampling

Alicyclobacillus Detection in Beverages

Species of Alicyclobacillus are unusual and potentially important spoilage bacteria for the beverage industry difficult to detect slow growing organisms that do not produce gas - review of detection methods available.

Anaerobic and Microaerophilic - Systems for Creating Modified Atmospheres

Kits for creating anaerobic and microaerophilic atmospheres for the growth of fastidious microorganisms - includes anaerobic cabinets and small test kit jars.

Antibiotic Sensitivity (and Resistance) - How to Find the MIC

Explanation of what the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration MIC is and what antibiotic kits are available for easy establishment of antibiotic sensitivity levels AST.


How to choose a laboratory autoclave or sterilizer, this review details what factors to consider when buying a new lab autoclave.

Automated Laboratory Media Preparation

What are the Pros and Cons of Automated Laboratory Media Preparation?

Automated Microbiology Systems: Building a Business Case

Microbiology has always been very traditional and very labour intensive with the view that automation was for other disciplines but not suited for microbiology. Over the last few years however new and improved automated technologies have provided solutions to the challenges facing today's microbiology lab. The first stand-alone automation

Automating the Food Microbiology Lab

Automation can provide significant time and cost savings, especially for larger microbiology laboratories it reduces the potential for human error and can provide more consistently reliable and accurate results.

Bioburden Testing - Rapid Microbiological Methods

  An Introduction to RMM for Bioburden Testing by Marcel Goverde, MGP Consulting GmbH, Switzerland According to the FDA Guidance for Industry (2004), bioburden is defined as follows: “The total number of microorganisms associated with a specific item prior to sterilization.” Another definition of bioburden is given

Campylobacter Detection and Identification Methods

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