Microbiological water quality tests

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

As leaders in the field of microbiological testing and analysis, our track record is unrivalled in developing and validating more effective testing methods for the detection of waterborne pathogens to protect public health.

Our comprehensive range of NATA accredited microbiological testing services include tests for the index pathogen Escherichia coli (E. coli), and pathogenic protozoa, such as Cryptosporidium, Giardia and pathogenic amoebae.

With over 30 years’ experience in the fields of bacteriology and protozoology, we are also the Australian Reference laboratory for the identification of amoebae.

Next generation DNA sequencing methods

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.

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