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At ETL laboratories we offer expert services in the areas of microbiological analysis. Samples are analyzed with methods approved by the Association of Official Analytical Chemists and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Our microbiology laboratories offer both traditional methods and modern methods for your testing needs. We offer rapid pathogen detection methods using PCR, ELFA (Enzyme Linked Fluorescent Assay) Phage and immuno concentration technology. Our laboratory also provide a variety of test methods for indicator organisms such as: direct plate count, Most Probable Number (MPN), and PetrifilmTM. Our staff can advise you on which method best suits your commodity and preferred turn-around-time.

At ETL, we are proud of our extensive microbiology services. Our advanced technology and equipment allows us to test for presence, absence or numbers of microbial organisms. Because we understand the importance of microbiology testing and the negative effect the presence of microbes can have, we are flexible with our clients in order to comply with their specific needs.

Our analytical team is also highly experienced and trained in conducting food testing. With a HACCP certified team, we can provide our clients with credible and accurate results while following FDA food safety regulations and procedures.

   Qualitative Testing, Pathogens  

  • Campylobacter spp.

  • Clostridium perfringens

  • Clostridium botulinum

  • Cronobacter sakazakil

  • Escherichia coli O157:H7

  • “Top 6” Non–O157 STEC

  • Listeria monocytogenes

  • Listeria spp.

  • Salmonella spp.

  • Shigella spp.

  • Staphylococcus aureus

  • USP 62 Testing

  • USP 2022 Testing

  • Vibrio spp.

  • Yersinia enterocolitica

  Quantitative Testing, Indicator and Spoiled              Organisms

  • Aciduric Bacteria

  • Aerobic/Anaerobic Plate Counts

  • Aeromonas Plate Count

  • Bacillus cereus

  • Clostridium perfringens

  • Coliform Counts (Total, Fecal)

  • Escherichia coli O157:H7 MPN

  • Enterobacteriaceae Count

  • Gas Forming Anaerobes

  • Generic Escherichia coli Count

  • Heat Resistant Mold

  • Heterotrophic Plate Count

  • Lactobacillus spp. Count

  • Lactic Acid Bacteria Count

  • Listeria monocytogenes MPN

  • Mesophilic Aerobic/Anaerobic Spore Counts

  • Osmophilic Yeast and Mold Count

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa

  • Pseudomonas spp.

  • Psychrotrophic Plate Count

  • Rapid Aerobic Plate Count

  • Rapid Coliform Count

  • Rapid Yeast and Mold Count

  • Salmonella spp. MPN

  • Staphylococcus aureus

  • Streptococcus spp. Counts (Total, Fecal)

  • Sulfide Reducing Sporeformers

  • Thermophilic Aerobic/Anaerobic Bacteria Counts

  • Thermophilic Aerobic/Anaerobic Spore Counts

  • USP 61 Testing

  • USP 2021 Testing

  • Yeast and Mold Counts

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