Sample ready plates for Total Aerobic Count

Petrifilm™ Total Aerobic Count Plates

Easy to use, ready-made plate for better process control & higher quality products

aerobic count plate with incuabtion time take 2

3M™ Petrifilm™ Aerobic Count Plate is a time-saving, sample-ready plate designed to determine total aerobic bacteria populations. It offers an ideal tool to enumerate total aerobic bacteria on environmental surfaces, ingredients or in food products. Each Petrifilm™ Aerobic Count Plate contains a water-soluble gelling agent, nutrients and indicator - all components required for microbial growth with no agar preparation required. 

  • Aerobic count results in as little as 48hrs
  • A red dye indicator in the plate colours the colonies for easy interpretation
  • Consistent & easy to use for lesss chance of error when compared to other methods
  • Can be used with the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate Reader for consistent, fast automated reading and recording of results
  • Ideal for finished product testing, in process testing & environmental monitoring
  • Offers increased productivity, reliability and a reducation in operational costs versus traditional methods of microbial testing
  • Certificate of analysis available


The 3M™ Petrifilm™ range is easy to use in any laboratory with 3 simple steps: -

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Reliable and consistent colony counts are facilitated by the inclusion of a built-in grid on each plate. A red dye indicator also included in each plate causes any viable bacteria to grow red in colour and helps distinguish the organisms from opaque food particles. All red colonies growing on a plate regardless of their size and colour intensity should be counted.  

3M™ Petrifilm™ Total Aerobic Count Interpretation Guide

3M™ Petrifilm™ Total Aerobic Count Instructions

3M™ Petrifilm™ Environmental Monitoring Procedures

3M™ Petrifilm™ pH Adjustments

3M™ Petrifilm™ Brochure

3M™ Petrifilm™ Certification, Recognition and Validations

3M™ Petrifilm™ Reference Guide

Ordering Details: -

  • Product Code: 3M6400                             Pack Size: 100
  • Product Code: 3M6406                             Pack Size: 1000


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