Find Out Why Your Sample Failed
The PathoSEEK® ID service identifies which microbial species triggered a Total Yeast and Mold or Total Aerobic Count 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 that are responsible for their failure, 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. In our experience, the two populations are seldom the same. 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. If so, they may want to consider a lab that uses DNA-based testing methods.