As of October 14th, 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 October 14th, 2015, the NF VALIDATION “Technical Board – Water PCR Legionella” approved by vote the validation renewal of the methods iQ-Check Legionella spp. and iQ-Check Legionella pneumophila (Bio-Rad), with an extension of their scope to the detection.
Other validation files are currently submitted to NF VALIDATION experts’ review.
Next meetings in water domain:
– NF VALIDATION “Technical Board – Water PCR Legionella” : Wednesday 9th of December, 2015
– NF VALIDATION “Technical Board – Water General protocol” : Friday 11th of March, 2016