Analytical & Research Services

CAS-IBS Microbiology Services Laboratory

The Microbiology Division Microbiology Services Laboratory provides and conducts microbiological analyses as requested and specified by different clients who come from all walks of life (public or private individuals/institutions, domestic, academic, research or industrial sectors).

Location

3F, Wing D, Rm. No. 333
Microbiology Division
Institute of Biological Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
UPLB, College, Laguna

Contact person

Dr. Wilma T. Cruz
Position: Division Head
Designation: Associate Professor 3

Contact details

Telephone No: (049) 536 - 3368
Telefax No: (049) 536 - 2893

Schedule of Fees

Name of Service
Description of Service
Rate (in Peso)
MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
Bacterial count Determination of the total number of bacteria present in the sample using a general purpose medium. Minimum of 3 days. 1,020.00
Fungal count (yeast and mold) 1,020.00
Determination of total count and evaluation of microflora Determination of the total number of fungi (yeasts and molds) present in the sample using a general purpose medium. Minimum of 7 days. 1,670.00
Enumeration of Lactic Acid Bacteria, Yeast, Actinomycetes Enumeration of specific groups of microorganisms (Lactic acid bacteria, yeasts, actinomycetes) using selective/special media. Minimum of 7 days. 2,000.00
FOOD AND FEED ANALYSIS
Detection of coliforms For coliforms, the test takes from 3 days to approximately 7 days if confirmation of the presence of Escherichia coli is desired. 1,060.00
Detection of Salmonella Detection of Salmonella takes approximately 7 days to complete and confirm presence of Salmonella via biochemical methods. 3,130.00
Detection of Staphylococcus Detection and enumeration of Staphylococcus aureus takes approximately 7 days to complete (including coagulase test). 3,042.00
Mold Count Minimum of 7 days 1,045.00
Yeast Count Minimum of 5 days 1,045.00
TEST FOR WATER POTABILITY Determination of microbial indicator organisms to determine the potability quality of a water sample. Minimum of 5 days 1,000.00
ANTI-MICROBIAL TESTING/ ORGANISM (gram +, gram -, yeast, mold) Inhibitory properties of a sample against bacteria gram (+), gram (-), yeast and molds -Bacteria (Minimum of 5 days), Mold (Minimum of 7 days) 1,120.00
COMPLETE IDENTIFICATION (species level) Identification of the species of microorganisms using cultural, morphological, and biochemical/physiological tests.
Bacteria Minimum of 15 days 6,085.00
Yeasts Minimum of 15 days 6,280.00
Molds 1 month 2,000.00
VITAMINS ASSAY Determination of the amount of vitamins present in the sample by observation of the growth of the assay organism which requires the said substance.
Vitamin B12 Minimum of 5 days 2,245.00
Folic Acid Minimum of 5 days 2,240.00
Niacin Minimum of 5 days 2,230.00
Panthothenic acid Minimum of 5 days 2,160.00
Riboflavin Minimum of 5 days 2,260.00
AMINO ACIDASSAY Determination of the amount of amino acid present in the sample by observation of the growth of the assay organism which requires the said substance.
Arginine Minimum of 5 days 2,020.00
Cystine Minimum of 5 days 2,210.00
Lysine Minimum of 5 days 2,120.00
Methionine Minimum of 5 days 2,080.00
Phenylalanine Minimum of 5 days 2,080.00
Threonine Minimum of 5 days 2,310.00
Tryphtophan Minimum of 5 days 2,090.00
Tyrosine Minimum of 5 days 2,100.00
AMES TEST Bacterial test for the detection of mutagens. Minimum of 7 days 4,000.00
MINIMUM INHIBITORY CONCENTRATION ASSAY Bacterial test to determine the lowest concentration of a substance needed to inhibit growth of a certain microorganism. Minimum of 5 days. 3,500.00