Testing, Training and Consulting*

Laboratorio de Bioquímica y Genética de Microorganismos

of the Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Autónoma

de Nuevo León.

The Laboratory has the facilities of a diagnostic laboratory which serves a broad range clients within industry, hospital and academic sectors on a fee-for-service basis.

Our personnel have the necessary expertise and equipment to perform a wide range of classic and rapid microbiological and toxin analysis in foods, water and biological samples.

Examples of services*:

Automated or classical identification of microorganisms (More than 2000 bacteria, mold and yeast)

  Total count of aerobic, anaerobic and sporulated microorganisms.

  Total coliforms, fecal coliforms and Escherichia coli.

  Detection of Salmonella spp and Shigella spp.

  Detection of S. aureus coagulase positive.

  Detection of Listeria monocytogenes.

  Detection and quantification of Bacillus cereus.

  Detection of Clostridium botulinum.

  Quantification of Clostridium perfringens.

  Quantificaction and identification of mold and yeast.

  Detection of Vibrio cholerae.

  Detection of E. coli O157:H7.

  Detection of  Campylobacter spp.

Detection or quantification of microbial toxins:

  Clostridium botulinum neurotoxin

  Vibrio cholerae enterotoxin

  E. coli O157:H7.verotoxin

  S. aureus enterotoxin

  Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin

  Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2.


  Testing of food handlers

* Various of these test could not be available for immediate analyses.

Quality Recognition

Authorized by COFEPRIS as

Third-Party Laboratory TA-09-09

ISO 9001-2008 certified

Training on:

Good Manufacturing Practices

Basic and advanced courses on food microbiology

Quality Systems

Rapid diagnostic methods in microbiology

Furthermore, our lab conducts research in:

Classic and molecular epidemiology

Factors that favor prevalence of pathogens

Methods to control enteropathogens and mycotoxigenic fungi.