As of December 17th, 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.
As of December 17th, 2015, the NF VALIDATION “Technical Board – Water PCR Legionella” approved by vote the validation renewal of the methods GeneDisc Legionella spp. and GeneDisc Legionella pneumophila (PALL GeneDisc Technologies), with an extension of their scope to the qualitative detection. An extension has been also granted for these methods for the possibility of using GeneDisc Ultra-Purifier and GeneDisc Plate Legionella ID.
Other validation files are currently submitted to NF VALIDATION experts’ review.
Next meetings in water domain:
– NF VALIDATION “Technical Board – Water General protocol” : Friday 11th of March, 2016