Microbial counting at BCCM/IHEM

Counting of cultivable and viable fungal spores and yeasts can be performed from a variety of samples including liquid and solid matrices. Non-selective culture media and different growth temperatures are used in order to reveal the diversity of the fungal content.

Two types of counting are proposed:

  • Without morphotyping: isolated colonies are enumerated with a distinction between yeasts and filamentous fungi. Results are expressed as colony forming units (CFU) of yeasts and of filamentous fungi per gram or ml of bulk material.
  • With morphotyping: in addition, filamentous fungi are roughly identified based on their morphology. Results are expressed as CFU of yeasts and of each filamentous fungi morphotype per gram or ml of bulk material.

Isolates can be further accurately identified at an extra cost using notably MALDI-TOF MS or DNA sequencing.

See price list for related costs.