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. Each test serves as a counter check with the other tests by targeting a different indicator organism.
Human Fecal Pollution Sources
- A discussion on the major sources of pollution and how fecal matter winds its way into bodies of water.
Human MST Case Studies
- Sample case studies of microbial source tracking techniques used to detect fecal matter in various water bodies.
Below are highlights of the services mentioned above.
The Human Bacteroidetes ID™
service uses PCR DNA technology to determine the presence of human fecal contamination
. The service targets fecal Bacteroidetes that are found in humans.
The Human Bacteroidetes "Quantification" ID™
service uses "real-time" quantification PCR DNA analytical technology to determine the presence and quantity of human fecal contamination
. The service targets and quantifies gene biomarkers specific to fecal Bacteroidetes from human sources.
The Human Urine Virus ID™
service uses a DNA analytical technology with a rapid turnaround service that detects simultaneously the presence of human polyomavirus.
The Human 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 simultaneously the presence of human fecal contamination
and human viruses.