Method W 003

Bacteria Count and Gram Stain Identification from Water

This method is for the determination of bacteria count and gram stain identification from water.

(Microbiological (Lab Method))


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Method Data

Hold Times, Preservatives, Preps, Collection, Analytical & Documentation
Holding Time:   2 days from sampling to receipt at laboratory
Preservatives:   Hold on ice for transport to the laboratory
Required Preps:   Sterile bottle w/ Na2S2O3
Collection Method:   100 mL volume
Analytical Methodology:   Viable

Analyte List*

Analyte Formula CAS Number Detection Limit
Bacteria count and gram stain identification

* The analytes and detection limits listed for each method represent the typical detection limits and analytes reported for that particular method. Keep in mind that analyte lists may vary from laboratory to laboratory. Detection limits may also vary from lab to lab and are dependent upon the sample size, matrix, and any interferences that may be present in the sample.