What is Microbiological Testing? Your Essential Guide

Every day, we come into contact with microorganisms. While many are harmless, some can cause severe illness or contaminate sterile environments. Microbial testing is necessary and required by many industries worldwide, where human health is at risk of being adversely affected by biological pathogens, disease-causing bacteria, and other toxins.

Identifying Threats:

In order to reduce contamination and illness, it is important to identify threats to your home and workspace. [bctt tweet=”There are a wide range of contaminants and microbial growth that can be found in food products and water, but also on surfaces and in the air.” via=”no”]

Examples of microbial threats are:

  • E. Coli
  • Staphylococcus aureus including MRSA
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Candida (yeast)
  • Aspergillus species (mold)
  • Streptococcus pyogenes (strep throat)
  • Klebsiella pneumonia
  • Haemophilus influenzae
  • Neisseria meningitidis
  • Other bacteria, yeast and molds and parasites


Microbiological analysis is required and necessary for contamination detection and maintaining high-quality standards. Healthcare facilities, prisons, food handlers and restaurants, laboratories, blood processing centers, and other industries benefit from environmental monitoring, water tests, and other test methods. Microbial testing is the first line of defense against disease-causing bacteria and toxins and supporting public health.  


Not only do many industries see benefits from the quality assurance microbial testing offers, but individuals and households can also gain knowledge and boost their health with household testing services. When germs attack a healthy host, our immune systems kick in to keep us safe, but for those with cancer, cystic fibrosis, or other immune system disorders, microbial pathogens can be the difference between life and death. People suffering chronic disease or severe allergies can see what is in their air, water, and food to help rid your home of dangerous pathogens.


Caregivers are aware of the risk of infection to their patients, especially when they have an immunocompromised system. A clean and sanitized environment is crucial to the health of the patients they care for. To help end the spread of infection, it is important to have bacterial testing in order to decontaminate their surroundings from disease-causing bacteria.


Microbial testing can help prevent the spread of dangerous bacteria that could lead to serious illness or even death. Food testing, water testing, USP testing, and pharmaceutical tests are just a few microbial testing services offered to help you keep your home, healthcare facility or business healthy and free from disease-causing contaminants.

What is Microbial Testing?

If you are unsure if you need microbial testing or not–the answer is you do. Everyone can benefit from knowing what bacteria and pathogens are in your living and working space. For those with health concerns or an increased risk of infection, microbial testing is crucial.
To learn more about how you can have your home, industry, or product tested, Contact Us.

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