Microbiology Testing Services

Microbiology Testing by Professional Scientists in Our Laboratories

There are microscopic organisms that are living all around us — and for owners of production facilities, homes, and more, the thought of the bad ones floating around our products or family can cause headaches.

EMSL Analytical, Inc. is your premier source for microbiology testing services. Since 1981, our scientists and laboratory technicians have provided thorough analysis and results in tests of water, food and much more. Bacteria, fungi and microscopic contamination such as salmonella, mold and more can’t hide from the team at EMSL!

Microbiology Testing Services Offered at EMSL Analytical, Inc.

The following testing services are provided by EMSL Analytical, Inc.:

  • Anthrax – Bacillus anthracis
  • ARMI (American Relative Moldiness Index)
  • Bacteria Identification (Culture, MIDI, BIOLOG, Biochemical tests, PCR)
  • Bacteroides by PCR
  • Bed bug identification by PCR
  • Biofilm-Associated Bacteria (Group test: IRB, SRB, SLYME)
  • Clostridium chauvoei by PCR
  • Cryptococcus neoformans (PCR or Culture methods)
  • Culturable Fungi (Air, Swab, Dust, or Bulk)
  • Denitrifying Bacteria (DN)
  • E. coli Detection by Colilert (Presence/Absence)
  • E. coli Detection by Membrane Filtration
  • Endotoxin Testing by Kinetic LAL
  • Enteroviruses by PCR
  • ERMI (Environmental Relative Moldiness Index)
  • Fecal Coliform by Membrane Filtration
  • Fecal Streptococcus by Membrane filtration
  • Fungi by Direct Examination (Tape Lift, Bio-Tape, Bulk, or Swab)
  • Gram Stain and Enumeration of Culturable Bacteria
  • Helicobacter pylori by PCR
  • Heterotrophic Plate Count
  • Histoplasma capsulatum detection (PCR or culture method)
  • Iron-related, Sulfate-reducing, and Slime-forming Bacteria
  • Legionella Detection (CDC method or rapid PCR)
  • Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi) detection by PCR
  • Molecular Identification methods (PCR, Sequencing)
  • MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
  • Mycobacteria Detection
  • Mycotoxins
  • Naegleria fowleri by PCR
  • Nitrifying Bacteria (N)
  • Pollen Identification and Enumeration
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa Detection
  • Recreational Water Analysis (Total Coliform, Fecal Coliform, Staphylococcus, Fecal Streptococcus)
  • Salmonella Detection and Enumeration
  • Sewage Contamination in Buildings (Total Coliform, Fecal Coliform, E. coli, Fecal Streptococcus)
  • Spore Traps (Total Fungal Spore Count, Pollen, Skin, Insect Fragments and Background Density)
  • Total Coliform by Colilert (Presence/Absence)
  • Total Coliform Count by Membrane Filtration
  • Wood rot fungi identification by PCR

For all of your microbiology testing needs, turn to the professionals at EMSL Analytical, Inc. — our team of scientists is second to none! Contact us for your free quote.


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