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Fungus Testing

Bacterial Testing

 

* ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 accredited by A2LA Testing Cert# 2832.01

AATCC 30 Test III

Agar Plate, Aspergillus niger

 

Antifungal Activity, Assessment on Textile Materials: Mildew and Rot Resistance of Textile Materials

 

This test evaluates the growth of Aspergillus niger on textiles.

 

  • Testing can be done in two ways:


    1.) A challenge by use of a nutritive agar medium that will show the sample’s ability to repel encroaching fungal growth, as well as growth from direct inoculation.


    2.) The alternate challenge uses a mineral salts agar that contains no carbon source, requiring the fungus to use the test material as its food source.

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  • After incubation, samples are evaluated for microscopic and macroscopic growth, and a zone of inhibition.