Blog

Differentiation of Organisms on Blood Agar Plates

Blood agar plates (BAP) are enriched, differential media utilized for the isolation of fastidious microorganisms. They are also utilized in vitro for the detection and categorization of hemolysins based upon digestion of red blood cell contents surrounding...

S2 Media on KXLY Channel 4 News

You can view the full story that KXLY ran on their Made in the Northwest series here.

Microbial Testing with Zero Counts?

This may implicate your testing – not your product… All living entities are covered in microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi (mold and yeast). They live on your kitchen counter, in your toothbrush, and in your food. They aid in digestion or can...

How to Determine Which Biosafety Cabinet is Right for Your Lab

As we’ve previously discussed, laboratory settings must adhere to standard Biosafety Levels (BSLs) established by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Part of those standards include provisions for storage and quarantine of potentially...

Why Culture Media Requires Higher Levels of Quality Control

Central to the success of a microbiology laboratory is ensuring quality control in culture media. However, the proper approach to ensuring quality control standards is by no means standardized. Growth Promotion Testing is a common example of media quality...