This test should be requested when the normal flora of the sample in question thrive under anaerobic (oxygen void) conditions. Similar in principle to Aerobic Plate Count, Anaerobic Plate Count is useful to determine the overall anaerobic bacterial population of a sample. This is an enumerated analysis only. Identifications are not performed.
50g minimum sample is recommended. Environmental surface samples can also be analyzed.
EMSL Test Code: F115 (CMMEF 5th Ed. Ch. 6 & 24)
Sample retention time – 30 days, unless highly perishable