Total Aerobic Microbial Count

USP <61>, Total Aerobic Microbial Count, TAMC

This test determines the total number of aerobic bacteria per mL or gram of the personal care, cosmetic or pharmaceutical products according USP <61>. This test gives the total count of bacteria present and requires 48 to 72 hours incubation.

The TAMC is a mandatory test for every lot manufactured of health, beauty, and personal care products.

 

USP <61>, Total Yeast and Mold Count, TYMC

This test uses aspergillus brasiliensis (ATCC 16404) and candida albicans (ATCC 10231) to determine the total number of yeast and fungi per mL or gram of the personal care, cosmetic or pharmaceutical products. This method requires a minimum of five days of incubation testing.

The TYMC is a mandatory test for every lot manufactured of health, beauty, and personal care products.

Note: USP <61> and <62> methods of microbiological testing must include a positive control microbe and a negative control of diluents.

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