Domestic Water System Sampling
Routine water testing services offered includes:
- TVC (22°C / 37°C)
- Escherichia coli (E. coli)
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa
We are also able to carry out more specialised water sampling and analysis to your specification such as various chemical analyses (for example lead, manganese etc) and other bacterial analyses (for example Campylobacter, Enterococci etc). If you have a specific test you need doing please ask, we are likely able to assist you.
Where an urgent legionella test is needed we are able to offer sampling for rapid qPCR legionella testing with results available within 24 to 48 hours. The Legionella qPCR technique is able to arrive at a confirmed positive or negative result rapidly and quantify Legionella species and Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1, however results are given in genomic copies (GU)/L of sample, whereas the traditional culture technique gives results in colony forming units (cfu)/L. As current action and alert levels for L. pneumophila in L8 are given in colony forming units (cfu)/L, whenever a Legionella test is conducted by qPCR, this must be carried out alongside a test by traditional culture technique (10 days).
All water samples are submitted to independent UKAS accredited laboratories located throughout the UK. QES have a commitment to ensuring all samples collected are submitted to a UKAS accredited laboratory within 6 hours of sample collection.