Microbial Identification Services

Microbial Identification

If sterility is part of manufacturing, contamination can result in significant delays. BA Sciences can accurately identify a microbial contaminant as quickly as the same day the isolate is submitted. We offer expedited, priority service for microbial identification testing and provide competitive pricing, based on your turnaround time requirements.

The genomic and proteomic techniques performed at BA Sciences are faster and more accurate than the more commonly offered phenotypic procedures. Our team has experience creating custom library entries for our Microbiological clients.

Using DNA sequencing, BA Sciences uses a fully-validated, cGMP compliant Applied Biosystems 3130XL Genetic Analyzer with MicroSeq® ID software to perform contamination selection and testing. The MicroSeq database library contains over 3,000 validated sequences for highly-accurate, species-level microbial identifications.

Using MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, expert microbiologists operate the Bruker MALDI Biotyper® to determine the microbial ID from bacterial and yeast unknowns, through the utilization of a protein profile. The instrument, software, and method employed are fully validated for cGMP use. MALDI-TOF microbial identification testing allows for the determination of cultures within minutes. Our microbial identification lab can help you maintain a sterile environment with fast identifications.

Microbial Identification Services

  • DNA Sequencing, using a genetic analyzer with the MicroSeq® Database Library
  • Proteomic Identification, using MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry

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