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Microbiological testing services

Microbial quality is the most important factor in determining the ongoing safety of water supplies for human consumption.

As leaders in the field of microbiological testing and analysis, AWQC has an unrivalled track record of developing and validating more effective testing methods for the detection of waterborne pathogens in the interests of protecting public health.

We provide a comprehensive range of NATA accredited microbiological testing services for the analysis of bacteriological quality of water, wastewater and soils. These include the testing of water and wastewater for bacteria, including the index pathogen Escherichia coli (E. coli), and pathogenic protozoa, including Cryptosporidium, Giardia and Amoebae.

We have over 30 years’ experience in the fields of bacteriology and protozoology and are the Australian Reference laboratory for the identification of amoebae

In addition to advanced microscopy and culture-based testing methods, we offer a full suite of DNA analyses for monitoring the microbiological quality of water. These include the use of advanced next generation sequencing (NGS) testing methods. We have curated the most extensive DNA database of waterborne pathogens in Australia and have developed molecular testing methods that provide Australian drinking water suppliers with unrivalled pathogen testing results for a broad range of applications.