Client Data Form

Used to create a new account

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Sample Submission Form

Used for routine testing, swabs or food products

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Water Potability Submission Form

Used when testing drinking water for heterotrophic plate count and coliforms

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Shelf Life Submission Form

Used for shelf life testing

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Shelf-Life Questionnaire

Need assistance with shelf-life testing? Complete the form for a proposal

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Frequently Asked Questions

Food Micro Labs is a full-service microbiology laboratory specializing in routine microbiological analyses, environmental pathogens and allergen monitoring programs as well as shelf life and validation studies. See our full Scope of Services as well as our Testing page for a full list of testing options.

Yes, we can accommodate same day requests. Complete the Client Data Form and email to our Client Service team at Once the form is received, we will contact you.

Submitting samples is easy! We offer daily courier service throughout the Southern California area, accept deliveries from all major carriers and are open for sample drop-off at the laboratory 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All you need is to create an account, complete a Sample Submission Form and arrange for a pick-up by our couriers, delivery or drop-off. Our Client Service team can help you with any of the details by either emailing us at or by calling us at 714-657-7527.

Food Micro Labs is able to offer same day courier service in the Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties 7 days a week, including most holidays, when arranged in the morning before 10 am. Send our Dispatch team an email at to make a pick-up request. Make sure to indicate the following in the body of the email:

  1. Company Name
  2. What time samples are ready for pickup
  3. Contact for pickup, if applicable
    • Note weekend pickups require a contact
  4. Any supplies needed
    • Note swabs and sample cups have a shelf-life of about 6 months from receipt so feel free to order ahead to preserve resources such as delivery charges and environmental taxation

Food Micro Labs works with carriers locally and abroad to accept deliveries both on weekdays and weekends. We accept deliveries from rideshare services like Uber and Lyft as well.  For special considerations, see our Shipping Directions.

Yes, we offer next-day and 2-day results for common allergens including gluten, soy, milk, egg, peanut, almond and coconut for food products and swabs.  The list of other available allergens is extensive as well. Please read the attached guide which includes more specific information when testing for allergens.  Call us at 714-657-7527 or email to find out more.

Requests for quotes can be made by sending our Analytical Services team an email at or by calling us at 714-657-7527.

Simply send our dispatch team an email at to make a supplies request.

We offer the following supplies:

  • 3M environmental sponge swabs – Provided in bags of 25, or cases of 100
  • Allergen swabs with buffer solution – Provided individually. *Please indicate which allergens you will be testing for at time of request
  • Water potability sampling cups [100mL] or sterile bags for ice potability testing– Provided individually
  • Sterile sampling cups [100mL] – Provided individually
  • Air exposure plates – Provided individually. Please indicate how many of each type. *Note these are prepared upon request so we require 24 hours’ notice
    • SMA – for aerobic plate count testing
    • PDA – for yeast & mold testing

See the attached Environmental Swabbing Instructions guide.

See the attached Water Sampling Instructions guide.

Yes, we do! eBacMap® is a powerful online software tool for mapping and tracking microbial results to verify effective control of pathogens, empowering your organization with actionable information. Find more information at as well as on our Data Management page.

Food Micro Labs is affiliated with Food Safety Solutions which offers comprehensive consulting services, including but not limited to HACCP and preventive controls plan development and review, environmental pathogen monitoring program development and validation, validation studies, spoilage and contamination investigations, regulatory compliance assistance, recall assistance, production specification development, expert witness services and training for PCQI and HACCP.