Laboratory | MicroBiology

Laboratorios Levante - MicroBiology

In the microbiology laboratory tests LTL food and environmental samples are carried out using rapid and automated methods. Since oriented response times are critical in micro biological testing in the food industry, LTL has created a specific area of molecular biology, with fast techniques that would adequately meet the needs of the food industry response time.

All these tests are performed with the following equipment:

  • Bacteriological Incubators.
  • Autoclaves.
  • Laminar flow cabinets.
  • Automated colony counters.
  • Equipment Lumistox toxicity.
  • Electron microscope.
  • Systems identification of microorganisms (biochemical tests, antigen-antibody, etc.)

Highlighted techniques in this area are:

  • ELFA (fluorescence assay enzyme-linked, VIDAS®).
  • Automated NMP (TEMPO®)
  • PCR-RT (polymerase chain reaction in real time).

List of microbiological analysis LTL currently performed:

  • Total Aerobic at 30ºC
  • Lactic Acid Bacteria
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Sulphite-reducing Clostridium
  • Total Coliforms
  • Cronobacter spp (Enterobacter sakazakii)
  • Detection of microcystin, etc.
  • Toxicity testing by bioluminescence "Photobacterium phosphoreum" (Vibrio fischeri)
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Staphylococcal enterotoxin
  • Escherichia coli O157
  • Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli STEC
  • Escherichia coli
  • Canned Stability Study
  • Study of life and Challenge test
  • Identification of foreign bodies
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Listeria spp
  • Molds and yeasts
  • Count helminth eggs
  • Salmonella spp
  • Salmonella enteritidis and Salmonella typhimurium
  • Coagulase positive Staphylococcus
  • Study of spoilage microorganisms
  • Studies biocidal activity