As of March 11th, 2016, 15 methods for microbiological analysis in water are certified NF VALIDATION. The qPCR kits for Legionella qualitative and quantitative detection are certified according to a protocol based on NF T90-471 and ISO/TS 12869 standards. The other methods are certified according to a technical protocol, developed by AFNOR Certification and based on the comparison of an alternative method to a standard method.
During its meeting held on March 11th, 2016, the NF VALIDATION “Technical Board – Water General protocol” approved by vote :
– The validation of Pseudalert/Quanti-Tray method (IDEXX Laboratories) for the enumeration of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in pool water and waters for human consumption.
– The validation renewals for RAPID’P. aeruginosa Agar method (Bio-Rad) and REBECCA CF WATERS method (bioMérieux).
Next meeting for water domain:
– NF VALIDATION “Technical Board – Water General protocol” : Wednesday 1st of June, 2016