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Water & Environmental Microbiology

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, E. coli, enterococci, Pseudomonas and Clostridium

 

Water & Environmental Microbiology

  • Real drinking water samples with target organisms and background flora
  • Proficiency Tests for detection and enumeration
  • We have a 9 day testing window available
  • Samples are sent by courier worldwide in a controlled environment
  • Each test receives rigorous statistical analysis with clear feedback
  • Comprehensive reports give information on microbiological methods used by other participants

Total coliforms and E. coli in Drinking Water Proficiency Test

This proficiency test looks at your testing ability for Total coliforms and E. coli in drinking water. These organisms can provide an accurate indication of water quality, and therefore ensure only safe drinking water is being passed to consumers.
 

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Colony Counts in Drinking Water Proficiency Test

This proficiency test can allow you to evaluate your testing ability when conducting colony counts at both 22°C/3 days & 37°C/2 days.

This allows you to ensure that only effective testing practices are used within your current testing arrangement, and you are able to highlight your testing prowess in relation to microbiology laboratories across the globe.

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E. coli and enterococci in Bathing Water Proficiency Test

bath water proficiency test

This proficiency test looks at your testing ability for E. coli and enterococci in bathing water. Water quality at designated bathing water sites in England is assessed by the Environment Agency. From May to September, weekly assessments measure current water quality, and at a number of sites daily pollution risk forecasts are issued. Annual ratings classify each site as excellent, good, sufficient or poor based on measurements taken over a period of up to four years. 

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Total coliforms and E.Coli in Swimming Pool and Spa Water Proficiency Test

Swimming Pool and Spa Water Proficiency Test

This proficiency test looks at your testing ability for Total coliforms and E. coli in swimming pool and spa water. These organisms can provide an accurate indication of water quality, and therefore ensure only safe water is bathed in.  Germs from other swimmers and unsafe water supplies can easily contaminate pool water, especially if it isn’t properly disinfected. It is therefore fundamental to utilise our proficiency test to classify the quality of water. 

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Total Viable Count in Swimming Pool and Spa Waters Proficiency Test

Swimming pool and spa waters proficiency test

This proficiency test looks at your testing ability for Total Viable Count in swimming pool and spa waters. It does not differentiate between the types of bacteria present nor does it indicate the total number of bacteria present in the water - only those capable of forming visible colonies under specified conditions on certain non-selective microbiological media. It gives a measure of the overall general quality of the pool water, and whether the filtration and disinfection systems are operating satisfactorily.

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Coagulase Positive Staphylococci in Swimming Pool and Spa waters

Swimming pool and spa water proficiency test


This proficiency test allows you to test for Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Coagulase Positive Staphylococci in Swimming Pool and Spa waters . It does not differentiate between the types of bacteria present nor does it indicate the total number of bacteria present in the water - only those capable of forming visible colonies under specified conditions on certain non-selective microbiological media. It gives a measure of the overall general quality of the pool water, and whether the filtration and disinfection systems are operating satisfactorily.

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Enterococci, Clostridium perfringens and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Drinking Water Proficiency Test


These proficiency tests allow you to evaluate your methods used to enumerate the target organisms of enterococci, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Clostridium perfringens and monitor your laboratories performance over time

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Organism Identification in Drinking Water Proficiency Test

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.
 

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Legionella Spp. in Environmental Water Proficiency Test