Due to the growing need for quick, convenient and reliable analyses, a large number of commercial kits are used on the microbiological analysis market (food industry, water, etc.). However, the users of these kits need guarantees as to their performance.

This is why AFNOR Certification introduced a validation system for these commercial methods. This system applies a very rigorous certification procedure to ensure that the performances of commercial kits are equivalent to those of standardised reference methods.