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Staphylococcus aureus Coagulase Positive Staphylococcus

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TECHNICAL DATA SHEET

Price of the test:

$35 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:

100g


Equipment:

Standard Microbiology Equipment


Reportable Units:

CFU/g


Turn Around Time:

10 Business Days


Is Rush Available?

No


Method Reference:

AOAC 2003.07


Method Description:

Sample is pipetted onto selective media and incubated at 35 C for 24 hours.



Additional Information:

Staphylococcus aureus is highly vulnerable to destruction by heat treatment and nearly all sanitizing agents. Thus, 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)