Sterility Testing for Cell Lines, Cell Culture Media, and other Biological Material

Profile 1 – Direct Inoculation 

Direct inoculation on a battery of eight media, incubated for a period of 10 days.

For optimum sample volumes for each profile and sterility sample preparation and shipping information, view Collection and Shipping SOP.


Identification of Microbial Contaminants

Performed by MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry.

DNA Sequencing (if contaminant is not identifiable by MALDI-TOF)

Laboratory Water Testing

Aerobic culture for one organism
Aerobic culture and colony count (bacteria only)
Aerobic culture and identification (bacteria only)
Aerobic culture, identification, and colony counts by species (bacteria only)
Aerobic culture, identification, and colony counts by species (thermotolerant coliforms only)
Aerobic culture, identification, and colony counts by species (total coliforms only)
Aerobic culture and colony count (bacteria and fungi)
Aerobic culture and identification (bacteria and fungi)
Aerobic culture, identification, and colony counts by species (bacteria and fungi)
Aerobic and Anaerobic culture, identification, and colony counts by species (bacteria and fungi)

Environmental Testing (Call for Pricing)

Sample Type Description
RODAC Plate Count Incubation and quantification of growth from client submitted plates.
RODAC Plate Count w/identification by MALDI-TOF MS

Incubation and quantification of growth from client submitted plates.

Includes identification by MALDI-TOF MS.

Environmental Swabs Swabs of environmental origin for the culture and
identification of pathogens or specific organisms.
Sanitized Surface Swabs

Paired (Pre/Post) swabs of sanitized surfaces for the efficacy
of sanitization procedures. Includes relative quantification.