NSF’s microbiology labs operate under the strict quality control guidelines specified by ISO/IEC 17025, ANSI, SCC, NELAP and other international and national standards. Microbiology staff is trained annually and must routinely pass proficiency tests. Fast turnaround and data tracking provide results quickly and efficiently.

NSF’s microbiology labs perform a wide variety of tests, including:

  • Next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics
  • Qualitative and quantitative molecular techniques – PCR, ELISA
  • Rapid detection/identification of organisms from food or other matrices (BAX®)
  • Allergen detection
  • Biofilm
  • Disinfection efficacy testing
  • Aerobic and anaerobic bacteriology
  • Mycology
  • Virology
  • Parasitology
  • Light and fluorescent microscopy
  • Water microbiology
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Clinical microbiology
  • Food microbiology
  • Dairy microbiology
  • Quantification and identification
  • Appliance efficacy testing (bacteria, allergens)
  • ATP (luminescence)
  • ATP (alternate test procedure) protocol for EPA
  • Speciating
  • Qualitative and quantitative protein analysis
  • In-vitro toxicological testing
  • Medical devices


For more information about NSF’s microbiology labs, please contact us.

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