Total Aerobic Count

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The BioLumix system is the most versatile method for the detection of microorganisms. Based upon state-of-the-art knowledge of the microbial metabolic process, the ready-to-use vials are designed to rapidly detect color or fluorescent change as a result of metabolic activity in a liquid medium. The vials come with a Certificate of Analysis and can be stored at room temperature.

TAC: Total Aerobic Count Vial

The Total Aerobic Count vial’s sensor detects production of CO2 by microorganisms, based upon the principle that CO2 is a universal metabolite produced by all microorganisms. The disposable vial contains a transparent solid sensor located at the bottom which changes its optical properties whenever CO2 diffuses into it. Only gases can penetrate the sensor; blocking liquids, microorganisms, and particulate matter. Consequently, the optical readings are not masked by the sample. CO2 generated by bacterial metabolism in the liquid medium placed above the sensor, diffuses into the sensor and interacts with an indicator reagent to provide an indication of the presence of the carbon dioxide. The vial utilizes a nutritious non selective medium.
are monitored in the reading zone, results are not influenced by the sample or the microorganisms.

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