Fatty Acid Analysis:

Microbial ID Method

Pure Cultures Only

After receiving customer samples, our technicians streak for purity. A pure culture is then extracted for analysis.

Each sample undergoes the standard sample preparation to extract the fatty acid methyl esters for identification.

Samples are then loaded onto the gas chromatograph for analysis. Using the Sherlock® pattern recognition software, a sample FAME profile is generated. An identification is then produced based on profile similarity when compared to a database of known species.