TVC Testing – Technical Information
Test: Total Viable Aerobic Count
Also known as: TVC, microbial count, bacterial count, fungal count, microbial limits test
This is a quality control test that will tell you how many micro-organisms are in your product. Typically this would be carried out on each batch as it is made.
MCS Test Reference: TMMCS1
Quantity of product required: 5 g (minimum)
Total Test Time: 4 days
Send samples to the address at the bottom of this page accompanied by a Test Request Form. Where possible all samples are tested on the day that they are received.
Samples are usually tested in their finished packaging but could also be tested as a ‘bulk’ product sent in a clean sample container.
Written reports are issued on completion of the test. These results will give you a number of organisms (bacteria / yeast / mould) per g (or ml) of your product. Basic identifications of recovered organisms will be given.
Full identifications can be carried out if required.