Surface Fungi and Bacterial Culture

Surface Fungi and Bacterial Culture

NSJ Enviro offer several options for culturing surface fungi and bacteria.

Swabs (SMB4)

NSJ Enviro sell sterile swabs which can be used for a variety of sampling types, one of which is viable surface mould and bacteria. The suspect area is swabbed and placed into the sterile transport media and returned to NSJ Enviro within 24-48hours. The sample is then cultured onto our 4-Plate System agar plates and grown under the appropriate conditions for 7days. Colony forming units can then be counted and identified.

MATBF or Bulk Sampling

samples can be sent to NSJ Enviro where our scientists can determine how best to process the samples to allow quantification and identification to genus level. Bulk samples can include:

  • Timber pieces
  • Gyprock
  • Clothing
  • Household items
  • Soil
  • Building or packing materials

Amongst many others. Call the lab today to discuss any queries relating to bulk sampling.

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