As of June 09th, 2015, 15 methods for microbiological analysis in water are certified NF VALIDATION. The tests of quantification of Legionella using PCR are certified according to a protocol based on NF T90-471 and ISO/TS 12869 standards. The other methods are certified according to a specific technical protocol, developed by AFNOR Certification, that compares the alternative method to a standard method for a defined targeted strain.
During its meeting held on June 08th, 2015, the NF VALIDATION “Technical Board – Water General protocol” approved by vote:
– The validation renewal of the method RAPID’E. coli 2 + Supplement for water testing (Bio-Rad) for the enumeration of E. coli ß D-glucuronidase positive and coliform bacteria ß D-galactosidase positive in waters for human consumption.
Others analysis methods are currently following the NF VALIDATION process.
Next meetings in water domain:
– NF VALIDATION “Technical Board – Water General protocol” : Friday 3rd of July, 2015.
– NF VALIDATION “Technical Board – WaterPCR Legionella” : Wednesday 14th of October, 2015