Dear Vishwas,
Microbial count can’t be report in decimal numbers. It should be either <1 or complete number for ex. 1, 2, 3, etc.

> Thanks & Regards
> Digvijay Gautam
> Microbiologist


>> On 04-May-2020, at 9:07 AM, Vishwas Kelkar <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hello,
> I need to know what is the industry practice of reporting results when testing performed by Membrane filtration process.
> 
> Membrane Filtration:
> Filter 100mL- Count is 16 cfu
> If we have to report count in cfu/mL- 0.16 cfu/mL
> Can we report cfu in decimal or it has always to be whole number as this reported as per calculation.
> Anyone is reporting cfu per 100mL to have whole number
> 
> Any guidelines which we can follow.
> 
> Thanks,
> Vishwas Kelkar
> Supervisor, GQC-QC Microbiology
> 
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