Microbial ID

Microbial Identification – Unique Service in the Market

In addition to our environmental monitoring of microbiology labs, Avista Pharma provides expert, compliant microbial testing and identification services to identify bacteria, fungi and yeasts for the pharmaceutical, medical device, cosmetics, personal care, food and beverage manufacturers and other industries that require identification of microbial isolates. With over 30 years of experience, our state-of-the-art identification laboratory has two 16 capillary Microseq™ genetic analyzers and a Vitek® MS (Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time-of-Flight, or MALDI-TOF, mass spectrometer) that allow for robust Microbial ID analyses and increased throughput.


We are experts in both fungi and environmental contaminants. Genetic analysis of the ribosomal RNA and analysis of proteins through MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry are accurate and validated. Libraries are maintained and periodically updated by the manufacturers for quick and accurate Microbial ID analyses. Determining the correct genus and species is essential for developing a robust product and environmental surveillance program.