For ISO-GRID® and NEO-GRID®

Course Objectives

To provide supplemental hands-on training to complement kit insert instructions.

Course Design

  • Description of Hydrophobic Grid Membrane Filtration (HGMF) Technology.
  • Explanation of plating procedure(s) for designated organism(s):
    • Review of aseptic techniques and safety
    • Demonstration of suitable mixing / homogenization
    • Media preparation if necessary
  • Demonstration of proper technique to perform filtration.
  • Highlight the proper incubation temperatures and times for designated organisms.
  • Explanation of Most Probable Number (MPN) determination.
  • Interpretation of results:
    • Scoring plates
    • Converting score to MPN
    • Correction for dilution factor Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to successfully and independently perform HGMF analysis and interpret results.
Specifications
Course Duration 4 hours
Platform Training

Additional Information

Prerequisites / Proficiency Level

All NEOGEN microbiological detection systems are designed for use by personnel familiar with appropriate aseptic techniques for the detection, isolation and identification of foodborne bacteria. It is recommended that technicians should have a basic knowledge of microbiology.

Prior to training, customer will be aware of material needed but not provided with ISO/NEO-GRID. All necessary equipment should be on site at the time of training.

Supporting Material

  • Kit insert instructions for designated organism(s)
  • FDA/BAM reference manuals
  • AOAC certifications and/or publications, if available
  • In-house support data for commodity specific customer applications