PathoSEEK® ID Service

Identify the Source of Contamination, Discover Beneficial Microbes, and Find False Failures

The PathoSEEK® ID Service identifies which microbial species triggered a Total Yeast and Mold, Total Aerobic Count, or Bile Tolerant Gram Negative failure. When you submit a sample for PathoSEEK® ID, you will receive an interactive report that shows the percentage breakdown of microbes in the sample. This valuable information can help you identify the microbes present, so you can take steps to prevent future failures.


Uncover The Source of Contamination

PathoSEEK® ID has the ability to identify microbes to the species level, which can help cultivators determine where they came from. For example, PathoSEEK® ID helped one cultivator determine their coco coir was contaminated with a rare microbe that is native to Sri Lanka. With that information, the cultivator was able to switch coco suppliers and stop failing TYM.

Discover Beneficial Microbes

PathoSEEK® ID can uncover whether beneficial microbes are triggering failures. For example, Trichoderma grows very well in culture mediums and is often the most abundant species identified. Armed with that knowledge, cultivators can adjust their nutrient schedules to prevent future failures.

Find False Failures

PathoSEEK® ID can provide a microbial breakdown of the cannabis sample as well as the culture plates that failed it. It’s not uncommon to find bacteria growing in Total Yeast and Mold cultures and mold growing in Total Aerobic Count cultures. This information can help cultivators figure out if they are failing for off-target organisms.


The PathoSEEK® ID Service

Identify Microbial Species that Triggered Failures of:

$599/sample culture plate

$549/sample gDNA 

*gDNA: For PathoSEEK® assay gDNA samples, only DNA extracted using the MGC SenSATIVAx® kits can be accepted. Use following modified protocol: Perform two SenSATIVAx® DNA extractions per sample, eluting each into 25 μL (instead of the standard 50 μL) and then combine. Spin
down and freeze before shipping.
**Culture plates: Solid media plates or 3M Petrifilm samples can be accepted. Multiple colonies will be picked from the plate and combined prior to DNA extraction. Please include photo of plate.

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