Microbial Surface Cleanliness

  • ISO 17025 accredited by AIHA-LAP, LLC
  • Lab open on Saturdays
  • Rental equipment available (SAS Single and Dual Head, Zefon Biopump, Andersen N6)

Microbial Surface Cleanliness

Evaluate the type of bacterial bioburden remaining on surfaces after cleaning.

MSE48 is a 48-hour culture method which provides the following information:

  • Total Bacterial Count
  • Total Human Origin Bacterial Count
  • Total Environmental Origin Bacterial Count

Sample Collection:

  • Contact us at 724-853-4047 to place a swab order.
  • Vigorously swab a 10 cm x 10 cm (100 cm²) area in a horizontal and then vertical direction.
  • Use sample analysis code MSE48. Click for Chain of Custody.
  • Ship overnight to the lab for testing.


  • Samples will be incubated for 48 hours. Samples received on Friday will not be reported until Monday.


Test Code Analysis Sample Types Turn-Around Time (days) Sample Report
MSE48 Bacterial Culture

(48 hr)

Total counts

(environmental and human origin)

Swab 2

For Specific Pathogen detection – see our Healthcare/Specific Pathogen page.

1 Rush analysis available (Next Day, Same Day, 3-hour, Saturday)
2 Species identification will automatically be performed and charged for all gram-negative organisms unless otherwise requested

For Specific Pathogen detection – see our Healthcare/Specific Pathogen page.

Equipment Rentals

U.S. Micro Solutions is pleased to provide our clients with low-cost rental equipment for field sampling.

Get in Touch

To learn more about our services or to get more information, please contact us
by calling (724) 853-4047 or by using our contact form.