Microbiological reference materials


The National Food Agency provides microbiological reference materials. These are used for internal control of analyses on laboratories and act as a complement to the proficiency testing programs.
There are different types of reference materials with freeze dried mixtures of microorganisms with no matrices. The freeze dried material, which is to be dissolved in a diluent, can be used for control of multiple parameters at the same time.

Order reference materials

Note! Dispatch of reference materials will be limited during June and July due to summer holidays.

Price and delivery

Cost per vial: 410 SEK
Shipping and administration (within Sweden): 200 SEK
Shipping and administration (outside Sweden): 300 SEK
Shipping and administration with courier (all destinations): 1300 SEK

Expiry date

Expiry date for each batch is stated in the list of reference materials.

Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Documentation on our freeze-dried materials.

Reference material Drinking water

Reference material Food

In addition to the above reference materials, we can also sometimes manufacture custom-made vials for individual laboratories. Most notably, we have a several different batches with different levels and species of Campylobacter available.

Manufacture of new vials is not guaranteed, and is only possible when our ordinary laboratory activities are not affected. In practice, this means you need to contact us at least 4 months prior to your requested deliviery date. Quality control and shipping of already manufactured Campylobacter batches can normally be done within 2 months.

Please contact us for more information on our current inventory, prices and the possibility of new manufacture.

Reviewed 2021-06-16