Microbiology Services

AGAT Laboratories has fully accredited microbiology laboratories to detect bacteria under strict quality assurance conditions. We can analyze for bacteria using a number of microbial techniques which satisfy the strict environmental regulations across Canada.

AGAT Laboratories' environmental microbiology capabilities currently include the following bacterial parameters:

  • E. coli 0157:H7
  • Yeast and Mould
  • Total Coliforms
  • Fecal Coliforms
  • Sulfate Reducing Bacteria
  • Iron-related Bacteria
  • HPC
  • Legionella


All of AGAT Laboratories'  microbiology laboratories are accredited by the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA) for microbiological parameters with the exception of our Quebec Laboratory. This microbiology laboratory is instead accredited for water and soil analysis by the Ministère du Développement Durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs du Québec (MDDEP).

Please note: Our microbiology laboratory is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada for the detection of food borne pathogens and uses methods prescribed by Health Canada as well as methods approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA).