Quality Control Strains

ATCC provides top-quality microbial strains needed to maintain outstanding Quality Control programs. Commercial firms specify ATCC strains as controls for rapid identification, minimum inhibitory concentration of antibiotics and antibiotic susceptibility panels. Most professional organizations that draft standards require that cultures not be used beyond five passages from the original ATCC strain. Trust ATCC for your laboratory quality control needs.
Enterococcus faecalis sp., Pete_Wardel

QC Strains by Instrument

Browse ATCC species and strains specified or recommended for use with commercial kits and instruments.
Staphyloccus epidermidis, Janice Carr

QC Strains by Organization / Company

Commercial firms specify ATCC strains as controls for rapid identification, minimum inhibitory concentration of antibiotics and antibiotic susceptibility panels.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Janice Hanley Carr

Certified Reference Materials

ATCC offers Certified Reference Materials for use in testing or calibration, validation or comparing test methods, and to benchmark critical assay performance.
Bacillus cereus, Dr. William A. Clark

Quality Control for Food Microbiology

ATCC provides fully characterized strains necessary for the microbiological analysis of food products to identify and prevent the spread of foodborne disease.
Escherichia coli, National Escherichia Shigella Vibrio Reference Unit at CDC

Quality Control and Media Testing

ATCC provides various microbiological strains for use in routine media sterility testing and growth promotion testing.
DNA

Quantitative Mycoplasma DNA

Challenge mycoplasma assay performance with quantitative nucleic acid standards.
MRSA

Health and Medical Quality Control

ATCC has several quality control strains for use by pharmaceutical corporations or in personal care for strain identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing
Electron micrograph (SEM) of an untreated water specimen, Janice Haney Carr_CDC

Control of Environmental Water Sources

ATCC offers a variety of strains for use in the quality control and analysis of environmental water sources.