Enumeration of probiotics is vital for manufacturers in gathering data to support the potency and purity of their products. Consumers purchasing products in the booming health and wellness industry are savvy buyers, and want the most accurate labeling information. Probiotic organisms must be living and available in sufficient numbers in order to have health benefits. We utilize specific culture methods enabling us to target your probiotic organism and assist you in quantitating the colony forming units (CFUs) within your product. Our analysis gives you the necessary information for proper labeling, allowing you to pass this critical information on to consumers.

Enumeration methods that are routinely tested include

  • Anaerobic or Aerobic incubation methods
  • Spore forming bacteria enumeration using sonification or additional mixing steps to break the spores

Strain examples include:

  • Lactobacillus acidophilus
  • Lactobacillus bulgaricus
  • Lactobacillus brevis
  • Lactobacillus sporogeneses
  • Bifidobacterium