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Microbial ID Inc. is an FDA Registered and cGMP-compliant contract laboratory that has been providing fatty acid (FAME) analysis, phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis and microbial identification services since 1985.

We use the MIDI Sherlock™ Microbial Identification System (MIS), developed by our sister company, MIDI, Inc. 

Whether the source is algae, microbial, soil or fish oil, we have the necessary tools to identify over 160 fatty acids (and related compounds) in your samples, categorize the compounds by fatty acid type (e.g. Omega-3) and by microbial origin (e.g. Bacteria vs. Fungi).

 

 

Microbial ID is an FDA Registered and cGMP-compliant contract laboratory that provides fatty acid analysis (FAME) services.  We are the worldwide reference site for the MIDI Sherlock™ Microbial Identification System (MIS) and have been performing fatty acid analysis longer than any other contract laboratory worldwide. 

Microbial ID can identify over 160 unique fatty acids (and related compounds) in your sample, including saturated fatty acids (SFA), monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA), polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), branched-chain fatty acids (including iso/anteiso &
10-methyl branched), hydroxy fatty acids, cyclopropane fatty acids and dimethyl acetals (DMAs).

In addition to the normal "whole-cell" FAME extraction method, Microbial ID also performs phospholipid fatty acid analysis (PLFA), which isolates and analyzes the fatty acids from the "living" phospholipid portion of the soil.  We have developed custom biomarker analysis tools to aid soil microbiologists / scientists
with complex PLFA data analysis. 

Fatty Acids We Can Identify

With our expertise, personalized service, and rapid turnaround, you can trust Microbial ID with your most critical fatty acid analysis projects.

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