Organism Identification in Drinking Water Proficiency Test

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Proficiency Test





Organism Identification

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lyophilised sample


Test material is a lyophilised sample, typically a Gram negative organism BUT this does not preclude the occasional use of a Gram positive organism.

Microbiological monitoring in support of drinking water quality assurance covers a range of indicator organisms. Fapas drinking water microbiology proficiency tests are enumeration and identification tests which cover the major indicators of colony counts, total coliforms (with a separate E. coli test), enterococci, Pseudomonas and Clostridium. The performance assessments are supported by a unique statistical study undertaken by Fapas.

This proficiency test can allow you to evaluate your testing ability when identifying any organisms associated with drinking water within this drinking water microbiology test.

The quality of drinking water is highly regulated across the world. Chemical contaminants such as heavy metals or pesticides might have long-term health implications. Other chemical contaminants are indicators of environmental pollution at source. Fapas drinking water proficiency tests provide whole volume drinking water samples with a wide range of routine and non-routine chemical components.

Proficiency testing activities from Fapas are vital to ensure only high quality testing abilities are used to highlight any potentially unsafe veterinary medicines within your routine analysis activities. Through the use of challenging test materials concise, relevant improvements within your routine analyisis activities can be highlighted to ensure only high quality test results are offered to your customers, and regulators alike.