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Pharma TVC testing – Technical Information

Test: Total Viable Count

MCS test reference:  TMPh5

Quantity of sample required:  20 g

(when this test is performed together with a test for the absence of pathogens 50 g is required)

Total test time:  5 days

Information required:

We will require a microbiological specification and a statement as to whether a method validation has been performed for your product.

Sending samples:

Send samples to the address at the bottom of this page.  Include a completed Test Request Form.  Testing is normally commenced on the day that the samples are received.


Written reports are provided upon completion of the test.  These are typically sent as scanned pdf documents.  Results are given as cfu / ml (or g) of product.

Basic identifications of recovered organisms will be given.  Full identifications can be performed if required.