MicroSnap Total is a rapid test for the detection and enumeration of total viable bacteria in 7 hours or less. The test uses a novel bioluminogenic test reaction that generates light when viable bacteria are present. The light generating signal  is then quantified with the EnSURE luminometer. MicroSnap Total’s same day results enable immediate corrective action to be taken if necessary. MicroSnap Total is AOAC-RI PTM Validated for a variety of food matrices. (Lic # 031501



» Results in 7 hours or less
» Broad CFU detection range (100-10,000 CFU) means fewer dilutions
and less sample prep saving time and money
» Suitable for product or environmental samples
» Pass/Fail result at required detection levels are easy to understand
» Quantitative results (CFU counts)
» Uses common microbiology sample preparation for product samples
» Equivalent results to other culturing methods
» In-house testing reduces costs from outside lab fees
» AOAC-RI PTM validated (#031501)
» 12 month shelf life at refrigerated temperatures (2 – 8 °C)

Sensitivity & Specificity 

  • Detects down to <100 CFU in 7 hours
  •  Detects Gram positive and Gram negative
    aerobic and facultative anaerobic bacteria

MicroSnap Procedure