PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA

Site

Environmental Microbiology Unit

Accreditation No.

2392

Site No.

2851

Date of Accreditation

02 Apr 1990

Address

Pathwest QEII, PathWest, Hospital Avenue, Second Floor, J Block
Nedlands, WA 6009
Australia

pathwest.com.au

Contact

Ms Sandra Sjollema P: +61 (08) 64572167

Availability

Services available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

Environmental Microbiology Unit

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Agribusiness

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for microorganisms Stockfeeds Salmonella spp. PCR - BAX System in-house method MFH038
Listeria monocytogenes Spread plate AS 5013.24.2 (in-house method MFH044)
Vibrio spp. Enrichment in-house method MFH023
Listeria spp. Enrichment AS 5013.24.1 (in-house method MFH018)
Escherichia coli​​​​; Coliforms Pour plate AFNOR BIO 12/29-12/06 & AFNOR BIO 12/20-12/06 (in-house method MFH034)
Clostridium perfringens Pour plate

AS 5013.16 (in-house method MFH013)

Salmonella spp. Qualitative selective enrichment

AS 5013.10 (in-house method MFH020)

Campylobacter spp. Enrichment AS 5013.6 (in-house method MFH012)
Plate count Pour plate

AS 5013.5 (in-house method MFH001)

Plate count Spiral plate

in-house MFH002

Staphylococcus spp. - Coagulase producing strains Spread plate

AS 5013.12.1 (in-house method MFH014)

Escherichia coli​​​​ O157 Enrichment AS 5013.26 (in-house method MFH047)
Bacillus cereus Spread plate

AS 5013.2 (in-house method MFH010)

Listeria monocytogenes PCR - BAX System in-house method MFH041
Yeasts and moulds Spread plate

AS 5013.29 (in-house method MFH025)

Campylobacter spp. Spread plate AS 5013.6 (in-house method MFH012)
Escherichia coli​​​​ Most probable number (MPN)

AS 5013.15 (in-house method MFH006)

Escherichia coli​​​​ O157 PCR - BAX System in-house method MFH047
Pharmacological and biochemical analysis Stockfeeds; Stockfood additives Thiamine (vitamin B1) Microbioassay by Lactobacillus fermenti in-house method RPH01164
Cobalamin (vitamin B12) Microbioassay by Euglena gracilis

in-house method RPH01157

Folate Microbioassay by Lactobacillus rhamnosus

in-house method RPH01161

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Environment

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for free-living protozoa Fresh waters; Industrial waters; Soils Amoebae; Detection and identification of Acanthamoeba spp.; Detection and identification of Naegleria spp. Microscopic examination

in-house method MWM103, MWM104

Analysis for microorganisms Bacterial isolates; Mould isolates; Yeast isolates Identification MALDI-TOF in-house method MBP107 (MBT MSP Library, 7311 MSP v7.0)
Estuarine waters; Fresh waters; Industrial waters - Treated, recirculating; Marine waters; Purified and processed waters; Recycled waters; Sewage; Sludges; Swimming pool and spa waters; Trade wastes Salmonella spp. Membrane filter; Qualitative selective enrichment

AS/NZS 4276.14 (in-house method MWM008)

Enterococci Membrane filter

AS/NZS 4276.9 (in-house method MWM025)

Legionella spp. Spread plate

AS/NZS 3896 (in-house method MWM013)

Coliforms Membrane filter

AS/NZS 4276.5 (in-house method MWM001)

Plate count Pour plate

AS/NZS 4276.3 (in-house method MWM022)

Escherichia coli​​​​; Coliforms; Coliforms - Thermotolerant Most probable number (MPN)

AS/NZS 4276.6 (in-house method MWM 26)

Plate count Membrane filter

APHA 9215D (in-house method MWM005)

Pseudomonas aeruginosa Membrane filter

AS/NZS 4276.13 (in-house method MWM007)

Bacteriophage - Somatic Single agar layer

APHA 9224E (in-house method MWM107)

Coliforms Membrane filter

AS/NZS 4276.5 (in-house method MWM001)

Pseudomonas aeruginosa Membrane filter in-house method MWM110
Enterococci Defined substrate technology

in-house method MWM018

Clostridium perfringens Membrane filter

AS/NZS 4276.17 (in-house method MWM011)

Escherichia coli​​​​; Coliforms - Thermotolerant Membrane filter

AS/NZS 4276.7 (in-house method MWM002)

Escherichia coli​​​​; Coliforms Defined substrate technology

AS/NZS 4276.21 (in-house method MWM023)

Estuarine waters; Fresh waters; Industrial waters - Treated, recirculating; Marine waters; Purified and processed waters; Recycled waters; Sludges; Swimming pool and spa waters; Trade wastes Staphylococcus aureus; Staphylococcus spp. - Coagulase producing strains Membrane filter in-house method MWM108
Surfaces Coliforms Most probable number (MPN)

AS 5013.3 (in-house method MFH005)

Plate count Spiral plate

in-house method MFH002

Staphylococcus spp. - Coagulase producing strains Spread plate

AS 5013.12.1 (in-house method MFH014)

Bacillus cereus Spread plate

AS 5013.2 (in-house method MFH010)

Salmonella spp. PCR - Real time; Selective enrichment in-house methods MFH055, MFH020
Plate count Pour plate

AS 5013.5 (in-house method MFH 001)

Escherichia coli​​​​; Coliforms Pour plate AFNOR BIO 12/29-12/06, AFNOR BIO 12/20-12/06 (in-house method MFH034)
Escherichia coli​​​​ Most probable number (MPN)

AS 5013.15 (in-house method MFH006)

Listeria monocytogenes; Listeria spp. PCR - Real time; Selective enrichment in-house methods MFH055, MFH018
Plate count Contact plates in-house method MFH049
Clostridium perfringens Pour plate

AS 5013.16 (in-house method MFH013)

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Food and Beverage

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for free-living protozoa Potable waters Amoebae; Detection and identification of Acanthamoeba spp.; Detection and identification of Naegleria spp. Microscopic examination

In-house method MWM103

Analysis for microorganisms Bacterial isolates; Mould isolates; Yeast isolates Identification MALDI-TOF in-house method MBP107 (MBT MSP Library, 7311 MSP v7.0)
Beverages; Cereal products; Confectionery; Crustaceans; Dairy products; Eggs and egg products; Fish; Food additives; Heat-processed foods in hermetically sealed containers; Herbs and spices; Honey; Meat and meat products; Mixed foods; Molluscs (including shell); Nuts and nut products; Poultry and poultry products; Sugar products; Vegetables and vegetable products Bacillus cereus Spread plate

AS 5013.2 (in-house method MFH010)

Listeria monocytogenes PCR - Real time in-house method MFH055
Coliforms Most probable number (MPN) in-house method MFH054
Plate count Spread plate

AS 5013.14.3

Campylobacter spp. Spread plate AS 5013.6 (in-house method MFH012)
Escherichia coli​​​​; Coliforms Pour plate AFNOR BIO 12/29-12/06 & AFNOR BIO 12/20-12/06 (in-house method MFH034)
Plate count Spiral plate

in-house method MFH002

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

in-house method MFH053

Escherichia coli​​​​ O157 PCR - Real time in-house method MFH055
Escherichia coli​​​​ O157 Enrichment AS 5013.26 (in-house method MFH047)
Plate count Pour plate

AS 5013.5 (in-house method MFH001)

Staphylococcus spp. - Coagulase producing strains Spread plate

AS 5013.12.1 (in-house method MFH014)

Listeria monocytogenes Spread plate AS 5013.24.2 (in-house method MFH044)
Inhibitory substances in milk Antibiotic assay - Delvotest

in-house method MFH037

Vibrio spp. Enrichment in-house method MFH023
Psychrotrophic microorganisms Spread plate

AS 5013.23 (in-house method MFH003)


Listeria spp. Enrichment AS 5013.24.1 (in-house method MFH018
Campylobacter spp. Enrichment AS 5013.6 (in-house method MFH012)
Salmonella spp. PCR - Real time in-house method MFH055
Salmonella spp. Qualitative selective enrichment

AS 5013.10 (in-house method MFH020)

Clostridium perfringens Pour plate

AS 5013.16 (in-house method MFH013)

Beverages; Cereal products; Confectionery; Crustaceans; Dairy products; Eggs and egg products; Fish; Heat-processed foods in hermetically sealed containers; Herbs and spices; Honey; Meat and meat products; Mixed foods; Nuts and nut products; Poultry and poultry products; Sugar products; Vegetables and vegetable products Yeasts and moulds Spread plate AS  5013.29 (in-house method MFH025)
Potable waters Bacteriophage - Somatic Single agar layer

APHA 9224E (in-house method MWM107)

Legionella spp. Spread plate

AS/NZS 3896 (in-house method MWM013)

Enterococci Membrane filter

AS/NZS 4276.9 (in-house method MWM025)


Coliforms Membrane filter

AS/NZS 4276.5 (in-house method MWM001)

Clostridium spp. - Sulfite reducing Membrane filter

AS/NZS 4276.17 (in-house method) MWM011

Salmonella spp. Membrane filter; Qualitative selective enrichment

AS/NZS 4276.14 (in-house method MWM008)

Pseudomonas aeruginosa Membrane filter

AS/NZS 4276.13 (in-house method MWM007)

Escherichia coli​​​​; Coliforms Defined substrate technology

AS/NZS 4276.21 (in-house method MWM023)

Escherichia coli​​​​; Coliforms - Thermotolerant Membrane filter

AS/NZS 4276.7 (in-house method MWM002)

Enterococci Defined substrate technology

in-house method MWM018

Escherichia coli​​​​; Coliforms; Coliforms - Thermotolerant Most probable number (MPN)

AS/NZS 4276.6 (in-house method MWM026)

Pseudomonas aeruginosa Membrane filter in-house method MWM110
Staphylococcus aureus; Staphylococcus spp. - Coagulase producing strains Membrane filter in-house method MWM108
Plate count Pour plate

AS/NZS 4276.3 (in-house method MWM006)

Plate count Membrane filter

APHA 9215D (in-house method MWM005)

Coliforms Membrane filter

AS/NZS 4276.5 (in-house method MWM001)

Analysis of physical and nutritional characteristics Confectionery; Dairy products; Eggs and egg products; Fruit and fruit products; Meat and meat products; Vegetable products; Waters for potable and domestic purposes pH Electrometric in-house method MFH033
Confectionery; Dairy products; Eggs and egg products; Fruit and fruit products; Vegetable products; Waters for potable and domestic purposes Water activity Electrometric in-house method MFH051
Potable waters Chlorine - Free; Chlorine - Total; Temperature Direct reading instrument in-house method MWP121
Sample collection Potable waters Not applicable Grab in-house method MWP121

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Media Products

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Biological analysis of human and veterinary medicines including vaccines Corneal material Acanthamoeba spp.; Naegleria spp. Microscopic examination

in-house methods MWM105, MWM106

Biological analysis of other healthcare or pharmaceutical products and accessories Processed water Bacterial endotoxin Recombinant factor C assay in-house method MWM109

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