I.G. MicroMed has the scope and experience to offer wide-ranging tests, from determining presence of more commonly encountered pathogens such as salmonella, listeria and E. coli to the less commonly tested-for legionella and vibrio. We also operate polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology, which identifies DNA unique to pathogens in a specimen, allowing rapid pathogen detection.
We test for pathogens and indicator organisms in food, water, NHPs (natural health products, formerly known as nutraceuticals) and environmental materials.
We conduct an extensive range of bacteria, mold, yeast, fungi and allergen and mycotoxin testing, and operate challenge studies in which bacteria are added to a product to determine how well it inhibits bacterial growth.