As of May 13th, 2014, 14 methods for microbiological water analysis are certified NF VALIDATION. The methods for detection / 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.
During its meeting held on May 13th, 2014, the NF VALIDATION “Technical Board – Water General protocol” approved by vote:
– The validation renewal of the method Xplorer64/Chek’N Safe Enterococci (Bio-Rad)
Others new methods are currently following the validation process.
Next meeting of the NF VALIDATION “Technical Board – Water General protocol” for 2014: November 7th .