Microbiological Analysis

We provide a microbiological testing service to ensure raw materials, finished products, medical devices and production environments are safe from microbiological contamination.

Through our dedicated GMP compliant laboratory, highly experienced staff and extensive range of microbiological tests, ALS Pharmaceutical provides customers with cost effective quality assurance.

Microbiological Quality Testing includes:

  • Microbial Limit Testing
  • Total Viable Count (TVC)
  • Total Yeast, Mould & Fungi Count
  • Microbial Identification

Absence of Specific Pathogens

  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Escherichia coli
  • Salmonella
  • Candida albicans
  • Bile Tolerant Gram Negative Bacteria
  • Clostridia

Microbiological Analysis


Other Microbiological Services

  • Preservative Efficacy Testing (PET)
    • Pharmaceutical formulations oral, topical, injectable
    • Cosmetic formulations
  • Disinfectant Efficacy Testing
    • Suspension testing, BSEN 1276, 1650, 13704 (Phase 2,step 1) for bacterial, fungicidal and sporicidal assessments
    • Surface testing BSEN 13697 (Phase 2, step 2) for bacterial and fungicidal assessments
    • Tailored to client specific requirements - to conclusively demonstrate that their disinfectants are effective under the conditions in which they are used.
    • Testing can be performed for manufacturers as well as end users
  • Bacterial Endotoxin Test (LAL) - Gel Clot and Turbidimetric methods


Through our extended ALS laboratory network and partnerships we are able to offer the following additional testing service to support your needs:-

  • Sterility Testing
  • Microbial Identification by DNA sequencing

Microbiological Analysis 4


  • Settle Plates Total Bacteria, Yeast and Mould
  • Air Plates Total Bacteria, Yeast and Mould
  • Contact plate analysis
  • Swab and sponge analysis
  • Gowning contact plates
  • Finger dabs