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KETV News Watch 7 Featured Midwest Labs on their latest story to see if water bottles around the office are truly as clean as we think. Find out if yours would pass the test.

Aerobic Plate Counts are one of the many methods in Microbiology to check for bacteria growth.

As the summer is heating up so are the use of reusable water bottles. Staying hydrated is key to enjoying the summer sun. But, are you washing your water bottle properly?

KETV News Watch 7 joined us a few weeks ago to see if staff members around their office were cleaning out their water bottles properly and if not, what does that mean? Our senior microbiology Blaine Debore took on the challenge of swabbing and testing each of the water bottles. Check out their story below to find out the results.

What is Aerobic Plate Count Testing? Aerobic Plate Counts or APC are

Take a look at our Environmental Monitoring and Food Safety Analysis at our website under Food Safety and Environmental Testing. Contact our client services team to speak to an account manager or request a price quote for analysis.



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