We recommend that clients use two or more tests simultaneously in order to achieve greater sensitivity and reliability with the results, particularly with regard to negative results.
Cow Fecal Pollution Sources
- A discussion on the sources of Cow fecal pollution and they find their way into bodies of water.
Cow MST Case Studies
- Case studies of microbial source tracking used to detect cow fecal contamination in water bodies.
Below are highlights of the DNA analytical services mentioned above.
The Cow Bacteroidetes ID
™ service uses PCR DNA technology to determine the presence of cattle fecal contamination
. The service targets fecal Bacteroidetes that are found in cattle.
The Cow Bacteroidetes "Quantification" ID
™ service uses "real-time" quantification PCR DNA analytical technology to determine the presence and quantification of cow fecal contamination
. The service targets and quantifies gene biomarkers specific to fecal Bacteroidetes from cow sources.
The Cow Fecal Virus ID
™ service uses a DNA analytical technology called reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). This rapid turnaround service (results in a little as 2 working days) detects the presence of cattle fecal contamination
and cattle viruses (i.e. bovine enteroviruses).