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METHOD STATEMENTS

Drinking AND Waste water MICROBIOLOGY - Coventry laboratory

Our Coventry laboratory has dedicated departments for the analysis of Legionella and Cryptosporidium as well as separate teams to handle drinking water and waste water microbiology:

METHOD CODE METHOD DESCRIPTION
W1 Enumeration of heterotrophic bacteria by pour plate method
W2 Isolation and confirmation of Salmonella sp (other than Salmonella typhi) from drinking and raw waters and solid samples
W5 Detection, enumeration and identification of Legionella spp including Legionella pneumophila SG1 and SG2-15.
W7 Isolation, enumeration and confirmation of Enterococci – membrane filtration technique
W8 Clostridium perfringens – membrane filtration technique.
W9 Pseudomonas spp – membrane filtration technique.
W10 Total coliforms and Escherichia coli – single membrane filtration technique.
W11 Pseudomonas Aeruginosa – membrane filtration technique.
W15 Cryptosporidium and Giardia (Drinking and Raw Waters)
W16 Isolation and confirmation of Listeria from drinking and raw water samples
W18 Detection of sulphate reducing bacteria in water samples
W19 Detection of nitrite reducing microorganisms in water samples
W20 Isolation and enumeration of yeasts and moulds from potable and environmental water samples
W21 Isolation and enumeration of Staphylococcus aureus from potable and environmental water samples
W22 Total Coliforms and Escherichia coli (MPN)
W24 Escherichia coli per gram dry weight by membrane filtration
W25 Escherichia coli in Sludge, Soil and other solids
W26 Total coliforms using MLSB membrane filtration method
W29 Endotoxin testing of water samples using the Limulus amebocyte assay
W30 Detection and enumeration of Legionella spp including Legionella pneumophila using Genesystems real-time PCR
W32 Selected microbiological organisms per gram dry weight by membrane filtration for sludge, soils and other solids
W33 Identification and enumeration of Enterobacteriaceae from potable and environmental water samples
W36 Total Viable Count (TVC) at 30°C Laporte specification
W37 Procedure for Swab Samples
W38 Total viable count - process and purified waters
W41  Bacterial & Fungal Identification
W44 Algae Enumeration
W45 Chlorophyll ‘A’ and Calculation of Phaeophytin
W46 Zooplankton (including Veligers) Identification and Enumeration
W47 Biological Examination
W48 Microscopic Examination
W49 Male-specific (F+) Coliphage
W50 Bacillus globigii/atrophaeus spores
W51 Stenotrophomonas species
W52 Acinetobacter baumannii
W57 Total Coliforms, Faecal Coliforms and Escherichia Coli on Waste Waters
CRYM1-M3 Cryptosporidium and Giardia (Raw, drinking waters, effluents, waste waters & gravels)
MALDI-ToF Confirmation All Microbiology determinands utilising a culture-based method