SERVICES & EXPERTISE

At QRA, we work according to our customer's schedule to meet critical deadlines. Our testing methods are up to date and are followed diligently giving our customers peace of mind and helping them maintain their reputation. Below are a list of major tests conducted in our laboratory. Additional services are available, please contact us for additional testing requirements.

QRA is equipped with modern instruments and technologies to analyze different indicator microorganisms related to environmental contaminants.

FOOD

MICROBIOLOGY

QRA offers complete microbiological services to food industries which includes:

A. Microbial Quality

Determination

Total Plate Count

Aerobic/Anaerobic Sporeformers

Yeast and Mold Count

Total/Fecal Coliforms

Generic E.coli

Bacillus cereus

Staphylococcus aureus

Listeria monocytogenes

Clostridium perfringens

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

B. Screening of Pathogens

Salmonella spp.

Listeria spp.

E.coli O157:H7

Listeria monocytogenes

C. Bacterial Identification

Identification upto species level

D. Yeast and Mold

Identificaton

Identification upto genus level

E. Environmental Hygiene

Monitoring

Air Quality

Swab Test

Water Quality

a. Total Coliforms

b. Fecal Coliforms

c. E. coli

d. Heterotropic Plate

Count

F. Shelf Life Determination

Determination of the stability of a product before spoilage.

TOXIN AND ALLERGEN TESTING

QRA provides a wide

range of food allergen

and toxin testing.

A. Fungal Toxin Testing

Total Aflatoxin

Fumonisin

Ochratoxin

Vomitoxin

Zearalennone

B. Microcystin Testing

C. Endotoxin Testing

D. Allergen Testing

Almond

Crustacean

Egg

Gliadin

Hazelnut

Milk

a. Casein

b. Beta-Lactoglobulin

Peanut

Sesame

Soy

a. Soy Bean Protein

b. Soy Flour Protein

E. Food Authentication

Species Identification

QRA also provides a wide range of consulting services to industries as well as individuals. Some of our areas of experstise includes but not limited to are general routine testing, air quality monitoring, shelf life studies, product safety and evaluation, hygiene & sanitation monitoring in various industries including petrochemical industries.

Please contact us for the consulting services you may require.

CONSULTING

ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY

A. Water

Bioburden

Total Plate Count

Total/Fecal Coliforms

E.coli

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Legionella spp.

HRB

IRB

SRB

Acid Producing Bacteria

Nitrifying Bacteria

Slime Forming Bacteria

Screening of Pathogens

a. E.coli

b. Pseudomonas

aeruginosa

c. Legionella spp

B. Sponges and Swabs

Total Plate Count

Yeast and Mold Count

Screening of Pathogens

a. Salmonella spp.

b. Listeria spp.

c. Listeria

monocytogenes

C. Soil and Compost

Total Plate Count

Yeast and Mold Count

Total Coliforms

Fecal Coliforms

E.coli

Salmonella spp.

D. Air Samples

Total Bacterial Count

Yeast and Mold Count

Bacterial Identification

Yeast and Mold Identification

E. Bulk Samples

Total Plate Count

Yeast and Mold Count

Total/Fecal/E.coli Count

Bacterial Identification

Yeast and Mold Identification

PRODUCT

MICROBIOLOGY

QRA offers microbiological consulting and testing to Pharmaceutical and Natural Health Product Manufacturing Companies. Our speciality areas are:

A. US Pharmacopeia Testing

USP<61> Microbial Enumeration Test

USP<62> Test for Specific Microorganism

USP<71> Sterility Test

USP<85> Endotoxin Test

USP<797 Sterile Preparation

B. Pre Sterilization Testing

Bioburden for raw and finished products

Total Microbial Count

Yeast and Mold Count

Aerobic/Anaerobic Sporeformers

Total Anaerobic Plate Count

C. Post Sterilization Testing

Endotoxin/pyrogen testing

Fungal Toxin Testing

Microcystin Testing

Biological Indicator Testing