Is microbial equivalents per milliliter (Me/ml) equivalent to CFU?

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Document ID TE1399

Published Date

Published Date 27/05/2017
Question
Is microbial equivalents per milliliter (Me/ml) equivalent to CFU?
Summary
Me/ml on a LuminUltra PhotonMaster™ test
Answer
Me/ml and CFU are not equivalent. Me/ml is based on the assumption that each cell has 1 femtogram of ATP which is the average ammount for a Typical E.Coli cell.