$36 per analysis
Solids <10 CFU/g
Liquids <1 CFU/g
Limits of detection can vary based on customer specifications.
Sample Size Requirements:
Standard microbiology equipment
7-9 business days
Is rush testing available?
The sample is pipetted onto selective media and incubated at 35 C for 24 hours.
Staphylococcus aureus is highly vulnerable to destruction by heat treatment and nearly all sanitizing agents. Therefore, the presence of this bacterium or its enterotoxins in processed foods or on food processing equipment is generally an indication of poor sanitation. (BAM Online Ch. 12 http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~ebam/bam-12.html)