National Measurement Institute (NMI)

Site

Port Melbourne Laboratory – Biological

Accreditation No.

1388

Site No.

1381

Date of Accreditation

08 May 1979

Address

1/153 Bertie Street
Port Melbourne, VIC 3207
Australia

industry.gov.au/strategies-for-the-future/national-measurement-institute

Contact

Mr Dean Clarke P: +61 0419492041

Availability

Services available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

Port Melbourne Laboratory – Biological

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Agribusiness

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for microorganisms Stockfeeds Enterobacteriaceae Spread plate - Petrifilm


in-house method VM1.13

Staphylococcus spp. (including coagulase producing strains) Spread plate - Aerobic and anaerobic


AS 5013.12.1 (VM1.23A)

Staphylococcus spp. (including coagulase producing strains) Spread plate - Petrifilm


in-house method VM1.23C

Clostridium perfringens Pour plate


AS 5013.16 (VM1.08)

Coliforms Pour plate


AS 5013.4 (VM1.09C)

Thermoduric organisms Pour plate


AS 5013.28 (VM1.22A)

Yeasts and moulds Spread plate - Aerobic and anaerobic


AS 5013.29 (VM1.28A)

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

AS 5013.15 (VM1.09C)

Salmonella spp. Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) - Automated (VIDAS UP SPT) 


AFNOR BIO-12/32-10/11 (VM1.20B)

Bacillus cereus Spread plate - Aerobic and anaerobic


AS 5013.2 (VM1.06A)

Commercial sterility Cultural; Microscopic examination


in-house method VM3.06

Vibrio cholerae Selective enrichment


FDA BAM 8th edition, 1998 Ch 9 (VM1.25A)

Escherichia coli​​​​; Coliforms Spread plate - Petrifilm


AOAC 991.14 (VM1.11B)
AOAC 998.08 (VM1.11B)

Coliforms Most probable number (MPN)


AS 5013.3 (in-house method VM1.09C)

Listeria monocytogenes; Listeria spp. Enumeration


AS 5013.24.2 (VM1.16D)

Plate count Pour plate


AS 1766.3.1 (VM1.22A)
AS 5013.1 (VM1.22A)
AS 5013.5 (VM1.22A)

Listeria monocytogenes; Listeria spp. Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) - Automated (VIDAS LIS UP)

AFNOR BIO-12/33-05/12 (VM1.16C)
AOAC 2013.10 (VM1.16C)

in-house method VM1.16C
Psychrotrophic microorganisms Pour plate

AS 5013.23 (VM1.22A)

Salmonella spp. Selective enrichment


AS 5013.10 (VM1.20A)

Escherichia coli​​​​; Coliforms Pour plate

in-house method VM1.09D

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Environment

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for microorganisms Estuarine waters; Fresh waters; Industrial waters - Treated, recirculating; Marine waters; Sewage; Swimming pool and spa waters; Trade wastes Plate count Pour plate

AS/NZS 4276.3.1 (VM1.22A)
AS/NZS 4276.3.2 (VM1.22A)

Coliforms Membrane filter

AS/NZS 4276.5 (VM1.09B)

Escherichia coli​​​​; Coliforms Defined substrate technology

in-house method VM1.09H

Pseudomonas aeruginosa Membrane filter

AS/NZS 4276.13 (VM1.18A)

Enterococci Defined substrate technology

in-house method VM1.14B

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

AS/NZS 4276.7 (VM1.09B)

Clostridium perfringens Membrane filter

AS/NZS 4276.17.1 (VM1.15)

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

AS 5013.15 (VM1.09C)

Coliforms Most probable number (MPN)

AS 5013.3 (VM1.09C)

Coliforms Pour plate

AS 5013.4 (VM1.09C)

Plate count Pour plate

AS 5013.1 (VM1.22A)
AS 5013.5 (VM1.22A)

Psychrotrophic microorganisms Pour plate

AS 5013.23 (VM1.22A)

Escherichia coli​​​​; Coliforms Pour plate in-house method VM1.09D

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Food and Beverage

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for allergenic proteins Apple pie; Cake mix; Cereal products; Chocolate; Chocolate nut spread; Coconut juice; Confectionery; Cookies; Curry - Prepared sauce; Dairy products; Dried berries; Flours; Fresh meat; Garlic paste; Garlic powder; Herbs; Juices; Meat and meat products; Minced meat; Muesli bars; Nut meal; Nut spread; Protein drink; Sausages; Soy bean (soya bean) paste; Sunflower oil Peanut allergens Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in-house method VA9.05B
Barley; Beer; Cake mix; Chocolate; Coconut juice; Cookies; Dairy products; Flours; Fresh meat; Juices; Meat and meat products; Protein drink; Sausages; Sunflower oil Lupin allergens Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in-house method VA9.18
Beer; Bread; Corn starch; Malt syrup; Soy (soya) sauce; Sugar syrup Gliadin Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in-house method VA9.01B
Cake mix; Custard powders; Infant formulas Gluten allergens Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

AOAC RI 120601(VA9.01)

Cereal products; Chocolate; Confectionery; Meat and meat products Egg allergens Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in-house method VA9.04

Coconut; Coconut milk β-Lactoglobulin Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

 in-house method VA9.09

Casein Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in-house method VA9.10
Milk proteins - Total Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in-house method VA9.19
Analysis for microorganisms Beverages; Cereal products; Cocoa and cocoa products; Confectionery; Crustaceans; Dairy products; Edible fats and oils; Eggs and egg products; Fish; Fruit and fruit products; Gelatine and other gums; Heat-processed foods in hermetically sealed containers; Herbs and spices; Honey; Infant formulas; Meat and meat products; Mixed foods; Molluscs (including shell); Nuts and nut products; Poultry and poultry products; Sugar products; Vegetables and vegetable products Salmonella spp. Selective enrichment

AS 5013.10 (VM1.20A)

Salmonella spp. Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) - Automated (VIDAS UP SPT) 

AFNOR BIO-12/32-10/11 (VM1.20B)

Beverages; Cereal products; Cocoa and cocoa products; Confectionery; Crustaceans; Dairy products; Edible fats and oils; Eggs and egg products; Fish; Fruit and fruit products; Gelatine and other gums; 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 Escherichia coli​​​​; Coliforms Spread plate - Petrifilm

AOAC 991.14 (VM1.11B)
AOAC 998.08 (VM1.11B)

Commercial sterility Cultural; Growth promotion; Microscopic examination

in-house method VM3.06

Bacillus cereus Spread plate - Aerobic and anaerobic

AS 5013.2 (VM1.06A)

Coliforms Most probable number (MPN)

AS 5013.3 (VM1.09C)

Staphylococcus spp. (including coagulase producing strains) Spread plate - Aerobic and anaerobic

AS 5013.12.1 (VM1.23A)

Staphylococcus spp. (including coagulase producing strains) Spread plate - Petrifilm

in-house method VM1.23C

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

AS 5013.15 (VM1.09C)

Plate count Pour plate

AS 1766.3.1 (VM1.22A)
AS 5013.1 (VM1.22A)
AS 5013.5 (VM1.22A)

Vibrio cholerae Selective enrichment

FDA BAM 8th edition, 1998 Ch 9 (VM1.25A)

Coliforms Pour plate

AS 5013.4 (VM1.09C)

Enterobacteriaceae Spread plate - Petrifilm

in-house method VM1.13

Listeria monocytogenes; Listeria spp. Enumeration


AS 5013.24.2 (VM1.16D)

Listeria monocytogenes; Listeria spp. Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) - Automated (VIDAS LIS UP)

in-house method VM1.16C
AFNOR BIO-12/33-05/12 (VM1.16C)
AOAC 2013.10 (VM1.16C)

Psychrotrophic microorganisms Pour plate

AS 5013.23 (VM1.22A)

Clostridium perfringens Pour plate

AS 5013.16 (VM1.08)

Escherichia coli​​​​; Coliforms Pour plate

in-house method VM1.09D

Thermoduric organisms Pour plate

AS 5013.28 (VM1.22A)

Yeasts and moulds Spread plate - Aerobic and anaerobic AS 5013.29 (VM1.28A)
Potable waters Clostridium perfringens Membrane filter

AS/NZS 4276.17.1 (VM1.15)

Plate count Pour plate

AS/NZS 4276.3.1 (VM1.22A)
AS/NZS 4276.3.2 (VM1.22A)

Pseudomonas aeruginosa Membrane filter

AS/NZS 4276.13 (VM1.18A)

Enterococci Defined substrate technology

in-house method VM1.14B

Escherichia coli​​​​; Coliforms Defined substrate technology

in-house method VM1.09H

Coliforms Membrane filter

AS/NZS 4276.5 (VM1.09B)

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

AS/NZS 4276.7 (VM1.09B)

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Manufactured Goods

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Performance evaluation of personal protective equipment (PPE) Medical face masks Bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE) Aerosolised bacterial impaction AS 4381 Table 2
ASTM F2101-14
EN 14683:2014 Annex B
in-house method VM16.01
Single use medical face masks

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