Price of the test:
$54 per analysis
Limit of Detection:
Solids <10 CFU/g
Liquids <1 CFU/g
Limits of Detection can vary based on customer specification
Sample Size Requirements:
Standard Microbiology Equipment
Turn Around Time:
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Compendium of Methods for the Microbiological Examination of Foods 4th Edition: Chapter 23
Sample is heat shocked at 80C for 10 minutes and plated on selective media (Dextrose Tryptone Agar (DTA)) and incubated anaerobically (without oxygen) at 35C for 48 hours.
This is a method to enumerate anaerobic mesophilic spore-forming organisms that contaminate food ingredients and may cause spoilage in thermally processed low-acid foods (pH>4.6).