The Microbial Limits Test is the mainstay of many pharmaceutical microbiology laboratories. While the test is common there are challenges, such as identifying and characterising the specific microorganisms described in the pharmacopeia.
These factsheets are designed to act as a training aid for new staff, and an aide memoire for more experienced staff. The sheets use colour photographs to illustrate growth on agar and by Gram-stain. Each organism is additionally profiled, with information relating to the organism’s profile and risks to the patient.
The sheets are laminated and presented in a pack and together provide a unique, informative and colourful guide to an important area of quality control microbiology.