Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR) and Most Probable Number Culture (MPN)
AMOUNT OF SAMPLE NEEDED
Infused Products:2 g
SCOPE OF TEST
Total Viable Aerobic Bacteria (MPN), Total Bile-Tolerant Gram-Negative Bacteria (MPN), Total Yeast & Mold (MPN). Salmonella (qPCR), Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (qPCR)
Microbiological organisms are present almost everywhere but are usually dormant or harmless to humans. If conditions are right, however, a colony of organisms can grow and become dangerous for consumption. Additionally, certain organisms can release toxins as a reaction to heat or other perceived threats
Why it matters
Screening all hemp products for these organisms ensures their presence is below a threshold that is safe for consumers.