Escherichia coli and enterococci in Bathing Water

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Proficiency Test





Escherichia coli, Enterococci

Approx. Size

lyophilised sample


This test is for E. coli AND/OR Enterococci (Faecal streptococci)

Microbiological monitoring in support of bathing water quality assurance covers a range of indicator organisms. Fapas bathing water microbiology proficiency tests are enumeration and identification tests which cover major indicators such as Enterococci and Escherichia coli.

E. coli is a well-known pathogen from which food poisoning symptoms result. Enjoying a large amount of consumer interest, effective testing is required to highlight areas of potentially unsafe levels of E. coli contamination across a range of foodstuffs.

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.

Fapas proficiency tests can challenge your testing laboratories to ensure only high-quality testing standards are achieved. This can therefore ensure your customers, and regulators, receive highly accurate test results without significant bias.