Bacteria to Consider for the GPT: Should Anaerobic Cultures Be Included?
The purpose of the Growth Promotion Test (GPT) is to determine the appropriateness of the culture media to be used in environmental monitoring sampling. The medium is challenged with a small number of microorganisms to assure the nutritive properties, functionality and media quality are adequate for the detection and enumeration of microbial contaminants.
Anaerobic environmental monitoring is not a routine process, but is occasionally performed to detect potential anaerobic microbial contaminants, particularly those related to contamination by personnel.
Read this paper to learn more about:
- GPT standards and testing
- Recommended organisms to use for GPT
- Future considerations for monitoring