Philippine National Collection of Microorganisms

The Philippine National Collection of Microorganisms (PNCM) serves as the national repository of microorganisms in the Philippines. It is recognized by various government regulatory agencies and is the first and only ISO 17025:2017 accredited microbiological testing laboratory in the UP System. The PNCM accessions and distributes microbial cultures; implements research projects on microbial taxonomy, microbial ecology, basic & applied microbiology; and performs microbiological analyses on food, feed, water, agricultural and other samples. It is a member of the World Federation of Culture Collections (WFCC), The Asian Consortium for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Microbial Resources (ACM), and the Philippine Network of Microbial Culture Collections (PNMCC).

Non-commercial rates apply to government agencies, government-funded projects, and educational institutions
and their students. Commercial rates apply to private individuals doing research, private companies, nongovernment
organizations (NGOs) and their funded projects.
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice and conditions may apply.
  • The results of the analysis will be based on sample(s) submitted by the customer. The BIOTECH-UPLB does not
    guarantee that the sample(s) submitted corresponds to the batch/lot/shipment delivery indicated nor does BIOTECH
    guarantee that sample(s) submitted is/are random preparation of the batch/lot/shipment delivery.
At least 50% down payment is required for processing of samples for analysis and other services excluding sale of
cultures in which 100% should be paid for processing of request to commence. For payment in cheque, please
make it payable to UPLB.
For questions regarding PNCM services, you may contact us using the details below:
    Telefax: +63 49 536 2884
    Mobile: +63 946 200 1853
    E-mail: pncm.uplb@up.edu.ph
TestsNon-commercial
(PhP)
Commercial
(PhP)
I. Foods
1. Aerobic Plate Count1,230.001,700.00
2. Yeast and Mold Count (Fungal Count)1,500.001,900.00
3. Detection and Count of Lactic Acid Bacteria1,780.002,400.00
4. Enterococcal Count/Fecal Streptococci Count1,780.002,400.00
5. Detection and Count of Total Coliforms1,780.002,400.00
6. Detection and Count of Thermotolerant Coliforms1,780.002,400.00
7. Detection and Count of E. coli1,780.002,400.00
8. Detection of Salmonella spp.1,960.002,660.00
II. Waters (Potable waters; Non-potable waters sewage; Effluents and trade
waters; Environmental waters; Source water)
1. Heterotrophic Plate Count (HPC)1,230.001,700.00
2. HPC + Detection of Total Coliforms1,100.001,650.00
3. HPC + Detection of Total & Thermotolerant coliforms1,650.002,200.00
4. HPC + Detection of Escherichia coli1,780.002,400.00
5. Detection of Total Coliforms1,100.001,650.00
6. Detection of Thermotolerant Coliforms1,650.002,200.00
7. Detection of E. coli1,780.002,400.00
8. Detection of Fecal Streptococci1,780.002,400.00
9. Detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa 1,780.002,400.00
III. Microbial Cultures (Bacteria, Yeast, and Fungi)
1. Identification (Cultural, Morphological, and Biochemical)5,170.006,500.00
IV. Biological Products (Biofertilizers, biopesticides, and others)
1. Detection and Count of Trichoderma spp.5,170.006,500.00

 

ServicesNon-commercial
(PhP)
Commercial
(PhP)
I. Sale of Microbial Cultures (subject to availability of stocks)
1. Aerobic Bacteria (ampoule)520.00926.00
2. Anaerobic Bacteria (ampoule)920.001,560.00
3. Yeast (ampoule)520.00926.00
4. Multicellular Fungi (ampoule)520.00926.00
5. Aerobic Bacteria (in agar slant)520.00926.00
6. Anaerobic Bacteria (in agar slant)920.001,560.00
7. Yeast (in agar slant)520.00926.00
8. Multicellular Fungi (in agar slant)520.00926.00
II. Microbial Detection and Counts for Other Samples/Matrices
1. Isolation (non-fastidious, non-clinical microorganisms only)1,230.001,700.00
2. Aerobic Plate Count1,230.001,700.00
3. Bacterial Count1,230.001,700.00
4. Yeast and Mold Count (Fungal Count)1,500.001,900.00
5. Detection and Count of Total Coliforms1,780.002,400.00
6. Detection and Count of Thermotolerant Coliforms1,780.002,400.00
7. Detection and Count of E. coli1,780.002,400.00
8. Detection of Salmonella spp.1,960.002,660.00
9. Detection and Count of Bacillus subtilis and others1,960.002,660.00
10. Enterococcal Count/Fecal Streptococci Count1,780.002,400.00
11. Detection and Count of Trichoderma spp.1,960.002,660.00
12. Detection and Count of Azospirillum spp.1,960.002,660.00
13. Detection and Count of Actinomycetes1,960.002,660.00
14. Detection and Count of Other Microorganisms1,960.002,660.00
III. Efficacy of Biocides
1. Quantitative Suspension Test for the Evaluation of Bactericidal Activity5,265.006,600.00
2. Antimicrobial Cylinder Cup Plate Assay (modified Kirby-Bauer method)
(per 1 test organism, per sample)
2,135.003,200.00
IV. Culture Safety Deposit
1. Culture safety deposit (per culture) (inclusive of Molecular and
Biochemical Characterization/ID)
18,120.0022,370.00
2. Maintenance Fee (paid annually a year after initial deposit)1,230.001,700.00
V. Lyophilization of Cultures
1. Aerobic cultures (per 5 ampoules)1,958.002,420.00
2. Bulk L-drying (per day)1,798.002,288.00
VI. Contract ResearchTBATBA