• ISO 17025 accredited by A2LA
  • Lab open on Saturdays

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.
  • 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.

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.