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Total aerobic microbial count [TAMC]

Published: March 21st, 2023

Revised: March 21st, 2023

This test measures total culturable bacteria contained in a sample of pharmaceutical product, personal care product, medical device, of other similar material by culturing a measured amount of the sample on Tryptic Soy Agar and incubating at 30-35°C for a minimum of 3 days prior to analysis. At the end of the incubation period, bacterial colonies are counted and reported as CFU/g or CFU/mL. This test is usually conducted on bulk/ fluid samples, but it can also be used to test air.

Laboratory code: TAMC

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