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Professional - microbiological measurements

GRANDMA: Microbiology, food
EXERCISE: Microbial measurements, water
OS: Microbial assays, pathogenic microorganisms
Diagnostic capacity depends on the amount of sample filtered. The list is based on the quantity most often measured.
Diagnostic limit 0 does not mean measurable.

Research item: Determination of coli and faecal coliforms, agar method
Identity:
 ÖMA 1
Uncertainty: 0.22 log
Source: NMKL 44, 6 th ed., 2004, mod,
Diagnostic limits: 10 in g or 1 in ml (solid or liquid sample)
Responsible party: Anna Pála Vignisdóttir, supervisor of food research

Research item: Determination of coli and faecal coliforms, MPN method
Identity: ÖMA 2
Uncertainty: 1.28 log
Source: NMKL 96, 4th ed., 2009
Diagnostic limits: 3 g or ml (solid or liquid sample)
Responsible party: Anna Pála Vignisdóttir, supervisor of food research

Research item: Life expectancy at 7 °, 22 ° and 30 ° C, pouring method
Identity: ÖMA 3
Uncertainty: 0.22 log
Source: NMKL 86, 5th ed., 2013
Diagnostic limits: 10 in g or 1 in ml (solid or liquid sample)
Responsible party: Anna Pála Vignisdóttir, supervisor of food research

Research item: Lifespan at 7 °, 22 ° and 30 ° C, spiral method with or without pouring
Identity: ÖMA 4.
Uncertainty: 0.48 log
Source: FDA, 2001, chapter 3 (spiral plate), Oxoid, 1998, MRS agar, Compendium 4th ed., 2001, Chapter 19 (p.203) and 51 (p. 526) 
Diagnostic limits: 200 in g
Responsible party: Anna Pála Vignisdóttir, supervisor of food research

Research item: Enterobacteriaceae
Identity: ÖMA 5.
Uncertainty: 0.19 log
Source: NMKL 144 3rd ed., 2005
Diagnostic limits: 10 in g or 1 in ml (solid or liquid sample)
Responsible party: Anna Pála Vignisdóttir, supervisor of food research

Research item: Bacillus cereus, without confirmation, sowing of solid food, spiral method
Identity: ÖMA 7
Uncertainty: 0.27 log
Source: NMKL 67, 6th ed., 2010
Diagnostic limits: 20 in g or 100 in g if a coil is used
Responsible party: Margrét Geirsdóttir, supervisor of research on pathogenic microorganisms

Research item: Beta-glucuronidase-positive  Escherichia coli, MPN method
Identity: ÖMA 8
Uncertainty: 0.62 log
Source: ISO / TS 16649-3, 1st ed., 2005
Diagnostic limits: <20 in 100 g                                                                    
Responsible party:
 Anna Pála Vignisdóttir, supervisor of food research

Research item: Mold and yeast, sowing on solid food, spiral method
Identity: ÖMA 9
Uncertainty: 0.27 log
Source: NMKL 98, 4th ed., 2005 Compendium 4th ed., 2001, chapter 20 FDA, 2001, chapter 3 (spread / spiral plate)
Diagnostic limits: 20 in g or 200 in g if a coil is used
Responsible party: Anna Pála Vignisdóttir, supervisor of food research

Research item: Coagulase-positive staphylococci, inoculum inoculation, IUD
Identity: ÖMA 12
Uncertainty: 0.28 log
Source: NMKL 66, 5th ed., 2009
Diagnostic limits: 20 in g or 100 in g if a coil is used
Responsible party: Margrét Geirsdóttir, supervisor of research on pathogenic microorganisms

Research item: E. coli and E.coli, membrane filtration
Identity: PRACTICE 2
Uncertainty: 0.3 log
Source:  Standard methods 23st ed, 2017, 9222 B and D State of New York DOH. Environmental laboratory approval program certification manual.
Diagnostic limits: 0 in 100 ml
Responsible party: Hrólfur Sigurðsson, Supervisor of Water Research

Research item: Coliforms and presumptive E.coli, filtration through membrane
Identity: PRACTICE 3
Uncertainty: 0.3 log
Source:  In-house method
Diagnostic limits: 0 in 100 ml
Responsible party: Hrólfur Sigurðsson, Supervisor of Water Research

Research item: Fecal coliforms filter through membrane
Identity: EXERCISE 4
Uncertainty: 0.3 log
Source:  ISO 9308-1: 1990
Diagnostic limits: 0 in 100 ml
Responsible party: Hrólfur Sigurðsson, Supervisor of Water Research

Research item: Life expectancy at 22 °, 35 ° and 37 ° C, pouring method
Identity: PRACTICE 5
Uncertainty: 22 ° C 0.18 log; 37 ° C 0.23 log
Source:  ISO 6222: 1999
Diagnostic limits: 0 in ml
Responsible party: Hrólfur Sigurðsson, Supervisor of Water Research

Research item: Biodiversity, at 22 ° 35 ° and 37 ° C, membrane filtration
Identity: EXERCISE 6
Uncertainty: 22 ° C 0.21 log; 37 ° C 0.29 log
Source: Standard methods, 21st ed, 2005, 9215 D
Diagnostic limits: 0 in 100 ml
Responsible party: Hrólfur Sigurðsson, Supervisor of Water Research

Research item: Sulfite-reducing clostridia, filtration through membrane
Identity: PRACTICE 7
Uncertainty: 0.21 log
Source: ISO / CD 6461-2, 1986
Diagnostic limits: 0 to 20 ml
Responsible party: Hrólfur Sigurðsson, Supervisor of Water Research

Research item: Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Filter through membrane
Identity: PRACTICE 8
Uncertainty: 0.38 log
Source: IST EN ISO 16266: 2008
Diagnostic limits: 0 in 100 ml
Responsible party: Hrólfur Sigurðsson, Supervisor of Water Research

Research item: Life expectancy at 30 ° C, 5 days Filtration methodIdentity: EXERCISE 9
Uncertainty:
 0.20 log
Source:  Ph. Eur. 8.0th ed., 2014, 2.6.12 and 0619 for injections
Diagnostic limits: 0 in 100 ml
Responsible party: Hrólfur Sigurðsson, Supervisor of Water Research

Research item: Yeasts, molds, filtration methodIdentity: EXERCISE 10
Uncertainty: 0.20 log
Source: Ph. Eur. 10.th ed., 2014, 2.6.12 and 0619 for injections
Diagnostic limits: 0 in 100 ml
Responsible party: Hrólfur Sigurðsson, Supervisor of Water Research

Research item: Enterococci, filtration through membrane
Identity: EXERCISE 12
Uncertainty: 0.19 log
Source: ISO 7899-2, 1st ed., 2000
Diagnostic limits: 0 in 100 ml
Responsible party: Hrólfur Sigurðsson, Supervisor of Water Research

Research item: Life expectancy at 22 °, 35 ° and 37 ° C, pouring method
Identity: EXERCISE 14
Source: Standard methods 23st ed, 2017, 9222 B and D State of New York DOH. Environmental laboratory approval program certification manual.
Diagnostic limits: 0 in 100 ml
Responsible party: Hrólfur Sigurðsson, Supervisor of Water Research

Research item: Decision on Campylobacter  
Identity: ÖS 1
Source: NMKL 119, 3rd ed., 2007
Diagnostic limits: Positive / negative in 11 g
Responsible party: Margrét Geirsdóttir, supervisor of research on pathogenic microorganisms

Research item: Decision on Salmonella  
Identity: ÖS 2
Source: NMKL 71, 5th ed., 1999 ISO 6579: 2002 Wellcolex- serogroup identification
Diagnostic limits: Positive / negative in 25 g
Responsible party: Margrét Geirsdóttir, supervisor of research on pathogenic microorganisms

Research item:  Decision on Listeria monocytogenes
Identity:  ÖS 3
Uncertainty: 0.43 log
Source: NMKL 136, 5th ed., 2010
Diagnostic limits: Positive / negative in 25 g
Responsible party: Margrét Geirsdóttir, supervisor of research on pathogenic microorganisms

Research item: Clostridium perfringens 
Identity: ÖS 4
Uncertainty: 0.26 log
Source: NMKL 95, 5th ed., 2009
Diagnostic limits: 10 in g or 1 in ml (solid or liquid sample)
Responsible party: Margrét Geirsdóttir, supervisor of research on pathogenic microorganisms

Research item: Life expectancy at 30 ° C 3 days of cultureIdentity: BEER 1
Uncertainty: 0.18 log
Source: Ph. Eur 10th ed. 2014, 2.6.12
Diagnostic limits: 10 in g
Responsible party: Anna Pála Vignisdóttir, Supervisor of Drug Research

Research item: Molds, yeasts at 22 ° C for 5 daysIdentity: BEER 2
Uncertainty: 0.20 log
Source: Ph. Eur 10th ed. 2014, 2.6.12
Diagnostic limits: 20 in g
Responsible party:  Anna Pála Vignisdóttir, Supervisor of Drug Research

Research item: Escherichia coliIdentity: BEER 3
Source: Ph. Eur 10th ed. 2014, 2.6.13
Diagnostic limits: Positive / negative in 1 g
Responsible party: Anna Pála Vignisdóttir, Supervisor of Drug Research

Research item: SalmonellaIdentity: BEER 4
Source: Ph. Eur 10th ed. 2014, 2.6.13
Diagnostic limits: Positive / negative in 10 g
Responsible party: Anna Pála Vignisdóttir, Supervisor of Drug Research

Research item: Pseudomonas aeruginosaIdentity: BEER 5
Source: Ph. Eur 10th ed. 2014, 2.6.13
Diagnostic limits: Positive / negative in 1 g
                                                             
Responsible party: Anna Pála Vignisdóttir, Supervisor of Drug Research

Research item: Staphylococcus aureusIdentity: BEER 6
Source: Ph. Eur 10th ed. 2014, 2.6.13
Diagnostic limits: Positive / negative in 1 g
                                                                  
Responsible party:
 Anna Pála Vignisdóttir, Supervisor of Drug Research