Culture Collections

Sterility testing service


ECACC offers a sterility testing service; cell lines and cell culture media can be submitted for testing to determine if microbial contamination is present. This is carried out using classical culture techniques, which are compared to positive and negative controls.

ECACC isolates bacteria and fungi using two United States Pharmacopeia (USP)/European Pharmacopeia (EP) recommended media:

  • Fluid thioglycollate medium (FTM) for the detection of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria.
  • Tryptose soya broth (TSB) for the detection of aerobes, facultative anaerobes and fungi.

Price (per sample) £118.45


Bacteria and fungi testing by culture to FDA Code of Federal Regulations. Title 21 (610.12)


Find out how to submit samples for mycoplasma and sterility testing



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