NF VALIDATION news for the water application as of October 2015

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