Enterobacterial Plate Count

Nearly identical to an Aerobic plate count, an Enterobacterial Plate Count pertains to bacteria microbes that thrive in an anaerobic environment. The purpose of the test is to indicate a quantitative analysis of the microbiological quality of the sample. Ultimately, we are looking for the levels of microorganisms found within the sample. The FDA governs how many counts of a microorganism are acceptable in a sample, differing within product categories and commodities. We manufacture in-house validated media containing the appropriate nutrients that a microorganism enterobacter requires to grow. This test is not intended to be a measure of the entire microbial bacteria population, but a generic test for organisms that grow anaerobically while under anaerobic chambered conditions.

KML has the capabilities to identify pathogenic bacteria and will keep clients informed if a sample is suspected to be pathogenic.



Compendium Methods

  • Compendium method 1
  • Compendium method 2


  • Sample 1 Lots
  • Sample 2 Just a dab

Test Options

  • Code Test Turn Around Time
  • 111 Option 1 3 days
  • 222 Option 2 1 day

Download a Sample Submission Form

Please use our sample submission form to send a sample of your product into our facility. It is important that the information listed on the submission form exactly matches the information listed on the sample's label. Inaccurate information could result in a sample being rejected upon arrival.

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