Biotech Laboratories

Site

Biotech Laboratories

Accreditation No.

2787

Site No.

2780

Date of Accreditation

04 Jan 1990

Address

24 Hurworth Street
Bowen Hills, QLD 4006
Australia

biotechlab.com.au

Contact

Mr G Pinna P: +61 (07) 38479488

Availability

Services available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Agribusiness

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for microorganisms Bacterial isolates; Mould isolates; Yeast isolates Identification MALDI-TOF In-house method 168
Pet foods Listeria spp.; Salmonella spp. Qualitative selective enrichment; Spread plate AFNOR NEO 35/06-07-16, AFNOR NEO 35/05-07-16,AFNOR UNI 03/06-12/07, ISO 11290-2, inhouse methods 165, 166, 167, 169
Pet foods; Stockfeeds Coliforms - Thermotolerant Most probable number (MPN)

Method 9.81 of the compendium of methods for the examination of foods 5th edition and in-house method 20

Escherichia coli​​​​ Most probable number (MPN)

in-house method 20

Clostridium perfringens Pour plate

AS 5013.16

Yeasts and moulds - Osmophilic Pour plate

Method 17.3 of the compendium of methods for the examination of foods 5th edition

Staphylococcus spp. - Coagulase producing strains Spread plate

AS 5013.12.1

Brochothrix thermosphacta Spread plate

AS 5013.22

Campylobacter spp. Spread plate

AS 5013.6

Coliforms Spread plate

AOAC 991.14

Coliforms Most probable number (MPN)

AS 5013.3 and methods 9.71 and 9.72 of the compendium of methods for the examination of foods 5th edition 

Anaerobes; Plate count - Aerobic Spiral plate

AOAC 977.27

Listeria spp. Spread plate

Bio-Rad reference V2-05-31-11

Escherichia coli​​​​ Spread plate - Petrifilm

AOAC 991.14

Coliforms Pour plate

Methods 9.74 and 9.933 of the compendium of methods for the examination of foods 5th edition

Enterobacteriaceae Pour plate

Method 9.62 of the compendium of methods for the examination of foods 5th edition

Coliforms Membrane filtration - Hydrophobic grid

AOAC 990.11

Vibrio parahaemolyticus Most probable number (MPN)

Method 40.621 of the compendium of methods for the examination of foods 5th edition

Pseudomonas spp. Spread plate

AS 5013.21

Escherichia coli​​​​ Membrane filtration - Hydrophobic grid

AOAC 990.11 and in-house method 158

Plate count Pour plate; Spread plate

AS 5013.1 and method 7.63 of the compendium of methods for the examination of foods 5th edition

Coliforms - Thermotolerant Membrane filtration - Hydrophobic grid

AOAC 983.25

Lactic acid bacteria Spread plate

ISO 15214:1998 (E)

Salmonella spp. Qualitative selective enrichment

AS 5013.10 and Bio-Rad reference V10-03-03-14

Bacillus cereus Spread plate

AS 5013.2

Yeasts and moulds Membrane filtration - Hydrophobic grid

AOAC 995.21

Analysis for microorganisms in abattoirs Meat Salmonella spp. Qualitative selective enrichment

AS 5013.10

Coliforms Spread plate - Petrifilm

AOAC 998.08, AOAC 991.14 

Escherichia coli​​​​ Spread plate - Petrifilm

AOAC 998.08, AOAC 991.14 

Plate count Spread plate - Aerobic and anaerobic

AOAC 990.12

Meat surfaces Salmonella spp. Selective enrichment

AS 5013.10

Plate count Spread plate - Aerobic and anaerobic

AOAC 990.12

Escherichia coli​​​​ Spread plate - Petrifilm

AOAC 998.08, AOAC 991.14 

Coliforms Spread plate - Petrifilm

AOAC 998.08, AOAC 991.14 

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Environment

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for microorganisms Air - Ambient; Air - Indoor Plate count Contact plates; Membrane filter

Manual of environmental microbiology chapter 68 (1997)

Thermoactinomyces Contact plates; Membrane filter

Manual of environmental microbiology chapter 68 (1997)

Yeasts and moulds Contact plates; Membrane filter

Manual of environmental microbiology chapter 68 (1997)

Bacterial isolates; Mould isolates; Yeast isolates Identification MALDI-TOF In-house method 168
Biosolids; Soils Aerobes; Anaerobes; Plate count Spiral plate

AOAC 977.27

Salmonella spp. Qualitative selective enrichment

EPA environmental regulations and technology 40 CRF part 503

Coliforms - Thermotolerant and total Most probable number (MPN)

EPA environmental regulations and technology 40 CRF part 503

Escherichia coli​​​​ Most probable number (MPN)

EPA environmental regulations and technology 40 CRF part 503

Estuarine waters; Fresh waters; Industrial waters - Treated, recirculating; Sewage; Swimming pool and spa waters Staphylococcus spp. - Coagulase producing strains Membrane filter

APHA 9213 B

Plate count Spiral plate

AOAC 997.27

Escherichia coli​​​​ Most probable number (MPN)

AS/NZS 4276.6

Legionella spp. Spread plate

AS/NZS 3896

Legionella pneumophila Spread plate

AS/NZS 3896

Plate count Spread plate

APHA 9215 C

Yeasts and moulds Spread plate

APHA 9610 C and E

Clostridium spp. - Sulfite reducing Membrane filter

AS/NZS 4276.17.1

Coliforms - Thermotolerant and total Membrane filter

in-house method 5

Streptococcus - Faecal Membrane filter

AS/NZS 4276.9 and APHA 9230 C

Coliforms Membrane filter

AS/NZS 4276.5

Coliforms - Thermotolerant Most probable number (MPN)

AS/NZS 4276.6

Pseudomonas aeruginosa Membrane filter

AS/NZS 4276.13

Coliforms Most probable number (MPN)

AS/NZS 4276.4

Clostridium perfringens Membrane filter

in-house method 4

Plate count Pour plate

AS/NZS 4276.3.1

Enterococci Membrane filter

AS/NZS 4276.9 and APHA 9230 C

Industrial waters - Treated, recirculating; Purified and processed waters; Sewage; Surfaces; Swimming pool and spa waters Listeria spp.; Salmonella spp. Qualitative selective enrichment; Spread plate AFNOR NEO 35/06-07-16, AFNOR NEO 35/05-07-16,AFNOR UNI 03/06-12/07,ISO 11290-2, inhouse methods 165, 166, 167, 169
Product contact surfaces Salmonella spp. Selective enrichment AS 5013.10
Plate count Spread plate AOAC 990.12
Escherichia coli​​​​; Coliforms Spread plate - Petrifilm AOAC 998.08, AOAC 991.14
Surfaces Enterobacteriaceae Pour plate

Method 9.62 of the compendium of methods for the microbiological examination of foods 5th edition

Plate count Spread plate

Method 7.63 of the compendium of methods for the microbiological examination of foods 5th edition 

Pseudomonas aeruginosa Spread plate

in-house method 10

Coliforms - Thermotolerant and total Qualitative selective enrichment

in-house method 10

Listeria monocytogenes Qualitative selective enrichment

Bio-Rad reference V12-02-09-14

Yeasts and moulds Spread plate

in-house method 10

Salmonella spp. Qualitative selective enrichment

Bio-Rad reference V10-03-03-14

Listeria spp. Qualitative selective enrichment

Bio-Rad reference V2-05-31-11

Coliforms - Thermotolerant and total Spread plate

in-house method 10

Escherichia coli​​​​ Spread plate

in-house method 10

Listeria spp. Spread plate

Bio-Rad reference V2-05-31-11

Escherichia coli​​​​ Qualitative selective enrichment

in-house method 10

Staphylococcus spp. - Coagulase producing strains Spread plate

in-house method 10

Salmonella spp. Spread plate

Bio-Rad reference V10-03-03-14

Listeria monocytogenes Spread plate

Bio-Rad reference V12-02-09-14

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Food and Beverage

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for microorganisms Bacterial isolates; Mould isolates; Yeast isolates Identification MALDI-TOF In-house method 168
Beverages; Butter; Cereal products; Cocoa and cocoa products; Confectionery; Crustaceans; Dairy products; Edible fats and oils; Eggs and egg products; Fish; Fruit and fruit products; Herbs and spices; Honey; Liquid milk; Meat and meat products; Milk concentrates; Mixed foods; Molluscs; Nuts and nut products; Poultry and poultry products; Powdered beverages; Royal jelly; Sugar products; Vegetables and vegetable products Listeria spp.; Salmonella spp. Qualitative selective enrichment; Spread plate AFNOR NEO 35/06-07-16, AFNOR NEO 35/05-07-16,AFNOR UNI 03/06-12/07, ISO 11290-2, inhouse methods 165, 166, 167, 169
Beverages; Cereal products; Cocoa and cocoa products; Confectionery; Crustaceans; Dairy products; Edible fats and oils; Eggs and egg products; Fish; Fruit and fruit products; Herbs and spices; Honey; Meat and meat products; Mixed foods; Molluscs; Nuts and nut products; Poultry and poultry products; Royal jelly; Sugar products; Vegetables and vegetable products Plate count Pour plate; Spread plate

AS 5013.1 and method 7.63 of the compendium of methods for the microbiological examination of foods 5th edition 

Coliforms Most probable number (MPN)

AS 5013.3 and methods 8.71 and 8.72 of the compendium of methods for the examination of foods 5th edition

Staphylococcus spp. - Coagulase producing strains Spread plate

AS 5013.12.1

Salmonella spp. Qualitative selective enrichment

AS 5013.10 and Bio-Rad reference V10-03-03-14

Bacillus cereus Spread plate

AS 5013.2

Lactic acid bacteria Spread plate

ISO 15214:1998 (E)

Escherichia coli​​​​ Spread plate - Petrifilm

AOAC 991.14

Escherichia coli​​​​ Most probable number (MPN)

in-house method 20

Coliforms Pour plate

Methods 8.74 and 8.933 of the compendium of methods for the examination of foods 5th edition

Coliforms - Thermotolerant Membrane filtration - Hydrophobic grid

AOAC 983.25

Coliforms Membrane filtration - Hydrophobic grid

AOAC 990.11

Yeasts and moulds - Osmophilic Pour plate

Method 17.3 of the compendium of methods for the examination of foods 5th edition

Coliforms Spread plate - Petrifilm

AOAC 991.14,

Coliforms - Thermotolerant Most probable number (MPN)

Method 8.81 of the compendium of methods for the microbiological examination of foods 5th edition and in-house method 20

Escherichia coli​​​​ Membrane filtration - Hydrophobic grid

AOAC 990.11 and in-house method 158

Brochothrix thermosphacta Spread plate

AS 5013.22

Campylobacter spp. Spread plate

AS 5013.6

Clostridium perfringens Pour plate

AS 5013.16

Vibrio parahaemolyticus Most probable number (MPN)

Method 40.521 of the compendium of methods for the examination of foods 5th edition

Pseudomonas spp. Spread plate

AS 5013.21

Listeria spp. Spread plate

Bio-Rad reference V2-05-31-11

Enterobacteriaceae Pour plate

Method 8.62 of the compendium of methods for the examination of foods 5th edition

Plate count - Aerobic; Plate count - Anaerobic Spiral plate

AOAC 977.27

Yeasts and moulds Membrane filtration - Hydrophobic grid

AOAC 995.21

Crustaceans; Fish; Molluscs Vibrio cholerae Qualitative selective enrichment

Method 40.51 of the compendium of methods for the examination of foods 5th edition

Potable waters Escherichia coli​​​​ Most probable number (MPN)

AS/NZS 4276.6

Streptococcus - Faecal Membrane filter

AS/NZS 4276.9 and APHA 9230 C

Plate count Spiral plate

AOAC 997.27

Staphylococcus spp. - Coagulase producing strains Membrane filter

APHA 9213 B

Legionella pneumophila Spread plate

AS/NZS 3896

Listeria spp.; Salmonella spp. Qualitative selective enrichment; Spread plate AFNOR NEO 35/06-07-16, AFNOR NEO 35/05-07-16,AFNOR UNI 03/06-12/07, ISO 11290-2, inhouse methods 165, 166, 167, 169
Yeasts and moulds Spread plate

APHA 9610 C and E

Plate count Spread plate

APHA 9215 C

Coliforms Membrane filter

AS/NZS 4276.5

Clostridium perfringens Membrane filter

in-house method 4

Coliforms Most probable number (MPN)

AS/NZS 4276.4

Legionella spp. Spread plate

AS/NZS 3896

Enterococci Membrane filter

AS/NZS 4276.9 and APHA 9230 C

Clostridium spp. - Sulfite reducing Membrane filter

AS/NZS 4276.17.1

Pseudomonas aeruginosa Membrane filter

AS/NZS 4276.13

Plate count Pour plate

AS/NZS 4276.3.1

Coliforms - Thermotolerant and total Membrane filter

in-house method 5

Coliforms - Thermotolerant Most probable number (MPN)

AS/NZS 4276.6

Sample collection Potable waters Not applicable Grab

in-house method 48

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Media Products

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Biological analysis of medical devices Medical devices Mycobacterium spp.; Mycobacterium spp. - Atypical; Pseudomonas spp.; Aerobes; Heterotrophic colony count Membrane filter; Spread plate - Aerobic and anaerobic

In-house methods 109 and 125

Bacterial endotoxin Immunological test kit in house method 111
Medical devices; Spore strips Test for sterility Visual examination in house method 145

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