Microbiology Testing

At A&B Labs, we are proud of our extensive microbiology services. Our advanced technology and equipment allows us to test for presence, absence or numbers of microbial organisms. Because we understand the importance of microbiology testing and the negative effect the presence of microbes can have, we are flexible with our clients in order to comply with their specific needs.

Our analytical team is also highly experienced and trained in conducting food testing. With a HACCP certified team, we can provide our clients with credible and accurate results while following FDA food safety regulations and procedures.


A&B offers the following Microbiology strict quality assurance guidelines,


  • Gram Stains
  • Culture Identifications to Genus Level
  • Yeast and Mold Identification/Screens
  • Bacterial Identifications/Screens

Drinking Water

  • Total Coliforms and E.coli
  • Fecal Coliform/Fecal Streptococcus
  • Heterotrophic Plate Count
  • Enterococcus
  • Legionella

Industrial and Recreational Water

  • Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
  • Gram positive organisms including Staphylococcus Aureus, Enterococcus and Streptococcus aureus species
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Pseudomonas species identification
  • Iron and Sulfate reducing bacteria
  • Enterobacteriaceae: Salmonella, Shigella, E.coli O157:H7

Air & Bulk Samples Analysis

  • Non-culturable
  • Culturable
  • Mold Specific Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (MSQPCR)

Food Analysis

  • Salmonella
  • Shigella
  • E.coli
  • Listeria
  • Campylobacter
  • Vibrio
  • Aerobic Plate Count
  • Yeast & Mold
  • Enterobacteriacease
  • Lactic Acid Bacteria
  • Psychrotrophic Bacteria
  • Staphylococcus Aureus
  • Bacillus Cereus
  • Dr. Wagner’s Shelf Life – Includes testing of the following: aerobic plate count, lactic acid bacteria, yeast and mold. Two container are needed for each product. 35 calendar days TAT

List of Tests Performed at A&B Labs

Coliforms – Total
Coliforms – Fecal
Coliforms – E. coli
Fecal Streptococcus
Geometric Mean Coliform
Total Plate Count
Standard Plate Count
Heterotropic Plate Count
Aerobic Plate Count
Anaerobic Plate Count
E. coli O157:H7

Mold – Viable
Microscopic Exam
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Acid Producing Bacteria
Sulfate Reducing Bacteria
Yeast & Mold
Dr. Wagner’s Shelf Life Analysis