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Enumeration Method for Campylobacter

The SVA has created a PDF outlining a preferred method for the enumeration of campylobacter.

Enumeration in microbiology is the determination of the number of individual viable microbes in a sample; four basic techniques are possible.

There are a number of methods to achieve this including standard plate counts, total cell counts, turibidity testing, mass determination and microbial activity measurement. The method used is often determined by the analytical challenge faced and also the organism being measured.

As an educational learning tool, the Swedish National Veterinary Institute (SVA), an authority that strives for good animal and human health, a good environment and sustainable food production. In addition the SVA houses a European Reference Laboratory for campylobacter monitoring and analysis. This EURL has created a useful PDF outlining the preferred enumeration method of campylobacter.

To view the PDF click here >>

For more information on the SVA, including other learning materials for microbiological analysis, click here >>