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Aerobic Plate Count (Acid)

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Price of the test:

$17 per analysis


Limit of Detection:

Standard detection limit is <100 CFU/g
Limits of Detection can vary based on customer specification


Sample Size Requirements:

100g


Equipment:

Standard Microbiology Equipment


Reportable Units:

CFU/g


Turn Around Time:

10 Business Days


Is Rush Available?

No


Method Reference:

Compendium of Methods for the Microbiological Examination of Foods 4th Edition: Chapter 19


Method Description:

This test uses acidified orange serum agar to select for microbes capable of growth at low pH.



Additional Information:

Acid-producing microbes are ubiquitous in nature and associated with many raw and processed food products. They can cause spoilage of food and beverages through unwanted microbial fermentation. (Compendium, 19.1)