Campylobacter in Bathing Water

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Proficiency Test





Campylobacter spp.

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lyophilised sample


Detection Test

Microbiological contamination of bathing water can cause a range of sickness symptoms, the most extreme of which can result in hospitalisation. This can result from raw ingredients, poor sanitation or hygiene practices, or inappropriate storage conditions. Our Water and Environmental Microbiology proficiency test samples combine the test organisms into real water matrices or swabs, together with background flora to fully represent real-world samples.

Campylobacter spp. is well known to cause sickness symptoms when consumed, as such it is important to ensure your testing ability can highlight and quantify levels of this potentially harmful contaminant within a range of foodstuffs accurately. Proficiency testing activities from Fapas can allow you to assess your current testing ability.

Water quality changes over time, even in the course of the day. It is therefore fundamental to utilise our proficiency test to classify the quality of water. This ensures the safety of bathers’ health, as we are able to identify when bacteria are present in the water.

Proficiency testing activities are important to ensure only high-quality testing measures are used to highlight any potentially unsafe levels of a range of indicator organisms within this bathing water matrix. This can allow you highlight any potential areas of improvement within your testing solution, to maintain the high-quality testing abilities your regulators, currently enjoy.