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.
NATA Accredited E.Coli confirmation and phylogrouping, bloom detection and faecal tracking testing services.
Cryptosporidium and giardia
Australia's leading NATA accredited laboratory for the testing of water and wastewater for pathogenic protozoa, including cryptosporidium, giardia & amoeba.
AWQC is the Australian Reference laboratory for the identification of amoebae, including pathogenic free-living amoebae Naegleria Fowleri and Acanthamoeba.
Campylobacter, salmonella and clostridia testing
AWQC provides a range of NATA accredited analyses catering for waterborne pathogen testing, including Campylobacter, Salmonella and sulfite reducing Clostridia
We provide rapid and cost-effective DNA testing services for early detection of Legionella.