Microbiology Testing and Support Services

Each DPT Center of Excellence is supported by a full-service, in-house microbiology laboratory. Microbiology testing and services performed by these labs include:

Microbial Limits Assay Development, Testing and Validation

Microbial limit testing
Test method validation/suitability
Bioburden test validation/determination
Bacterial and fungal identification

Antimicrobial Effectiveness Testing

Minimum inhibitory concentration

Bacterial Endotoxin Testing

Gel clot method
Validation-inhibition enhancement

Isolator Sterility Testing

Direct inoculation or membrane filtration
Vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilant
Bacteriostasis/fungistasis validation

Process/USP Purified Water Testing

Total count
Coliform screen
Pathogen screen
Endotoxin testing

Environmental Monitoring

Contact viable
Viable air