Microbiological Testing Services

Microbiological Testing Services

Our team of trained microbiologists at BioLabTests will provide you with complete support as you navigate the world of microbiology testing, whether it be to help direct your product performance claims, give you specific data about your hygiene levels, or make sure you pass audits with flying colours.

Our team of trained microbiologists at BioLabTests will provide you with complete support as you navigate the world of microbiology testing, whether it be to help direct your product performance claims, give you specific data about your hygiene levels, or make sure you pass audits with flying colours.

Testing methods

Our capabilities explained

ISO 22196

ANTIMICROBIAL TESTING (NON-POROUS)
ISO 22196
  • Measures the antibacterial activity of plastics and other non-porous surfaces

  • Test the ability of treated surfaces to kill (bactericidal) or prevent growth (bacteriostatic) of bacteria over 24 hours
  • Able to detect low levels of antibacterial activity and achieve reproducible results

ASTM G21-15

ANTIFUNGAL TESTING (Aspergillus brasiLiENSIS)
ASTM G21-15
  • Determining the effect of fungi on the properties of synthetic polymeric materials in the form of moulded and fabricated articles, tubes, rods, sheets, and film materials
  • Aspergillus brasiliensis is used as the predominant microbe in testing but it is possible to modify the method to suit a client’s specific needs

ISO 20743:2021

ANTIBACTERIAL TEXTILE TESTING (POROUS)
ISO 20743
  • Determining the antibacterial activity of all antibacterial textile products including nonwovens

  • Includes cloth, wadding, thread, clothing, bedclothes and home furnishings

  • A quantitative method that tests for both bacteriostatic and bactericidal properties

Testimonials

What our customers have to say

“BioLabTests conducted environmental testing for us by carrying out a swab analysis and follow-up reporting. I was very satisfied with the staff’s attentiveness, their ability to understand our requirements and the timely delivery on their commitment. We will almost certainly return to BioLabTests if we ever require laboratory-based technical assistance again.”

David Pickard, Regulatory Manager at Inroads International Ltd

“We contacted BioLabTests to aid us in determining the antibacterial activity on our products using tests based on ISO 22196. We can highly recommend the very professional, fast and uncomplicated service that was offered to us by BioLabTests.”

Laboratory service user

“We used BioLabTests’ services for the first time to prove efficacy of our cleaning and sanitising agents through swab testing. The team were friendly, knowledgeable and professional. We were very pleased with the prompt, polite and efficient service we received.”

Ryan Garratt, Quality Administrator at Georganics Ltd