As of July 19th, 2019, 14 methods for microbiological analysis in water are certified NF VALIDATION. The qPCR kits for qualitative and quantitative detection of Legionella 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 the performances of an alternative method with the ones of a standard method.
Following the positive agreement of the Water Microbiology Technical Board (TC) expressed during its meeting held on 18th of June 2019, AFNOR Certification approved:
- The validation of one alternative method Legiolert – QuantiTray Legiolert (IDEXX) for the detection of Legionella pneumophila in clear water samples and dirty water samples.
Others files are in the process of certification.
Our next meetings of the Water Microbiology TC:
- 2019 : October 8th
- 2020 : February 11th, June 2nd, October 6th