3-Day Yeast and Mold Results
Q Laboratories, Inc. is excited to now offer our clients minimal turn-around times for their Yeast and Mold testing. Utilizing the Biomerieux TEMPO® YM Assay, results that used to take five days can now be turned around in three. TEMPO® YM is an official AOAC Research Institute Performance Tested Method for numerous matrices including, cheese, yogurt, almonds, apple juice and various dry ingredients. If your product(s) have not been validated on the TEMPO® YM, Q Laboratories, Inc. can perform a brief validation study to demonstrate proficiency of the assay for your particular product type(s). The TEMPO® YM provides a total yeast and mold count and cannot differentiate between the yeast and mold individual counts.
Q Laboratories, Inc. Gains International Recognition
Joins Elite Group of Internationally Qualified Laboratories
Q Laboratories, Inc. has been named an AFNOR Certified Expert Laboratory, thereby qualified to perform validation studies on instruments, test kits and materials for the food microbiology testing industry in France. Representatives of Q Laboratories, Inc. were in Paris, France the week of January 22nd to present before the Association Francaise de Normalisation (AFNOR) Technical Board. Based on the results of this presentation, they were granted Expert Lab status. By acquiring AFNOR Expert Laboratory NF 102 Validation status, Q Laboratories, Inc. is one of only two labs in the world, and the only lab in the Western Hemisphere, certified by all three major certification bodies, AOAC, MicroVAL and AFNOR, to perform these critical independent laboratory studies.
Q Laboratories, Inc. expands Microbial Identification Capabilities
Q Laboratories, Inc. has added another tool to our microbial identification capabilities by acquiring the Bruker MALDI Biotyper®. This technology allows for rapid, cost-effective, accurate identification of thousands of microorganisms (including yeasts and filamentous fungi) using state-of-the-art technology. It can be used for environmental, product and/or research and development applications. Classification and identification are based on proteomic fingerprinting using high-throughput mass spectrometry. Turnaround time can be as little as one day.
Currently celebrating 50 years in business, Q Laboratories, Inc has recently opened a new dedicated microbial identification laboratory as part of our ongoing facility expansion. This space will house the Bruker MALDI Biotyper® as well as traditional biochemical identification technology, and will allow for additional microbial identification capability in the future.