NF VALIDATION (Water): Technical Board of October 2017

As of October 10th, 2017, 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 October 10th, 2017, the NF VALIDATION “Technical Board – Water General protocol” approved by vote the validation renewals of the following methods: XplOrer64 / CheckN’Safe Enterococci (Bio-Rad), Enterolert-DW / Quanti-Tray and Colilert-18 / Quanti-Tray (IDEXX Laboratories).

The Technical Board also reviewed a certification request for a new alternative method. The validation study is in progress.