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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Searching for Rapid Methods in Environmental Bacteriology.
Author Geldreich, E. E. ; Reasoner, D. J. ;
CORP Author Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-600/D-84-121;
Stock Number PB84-190578
Additional Subjects Sanitation ; Bacteriology ; Research ; Water quality ; Microorganisms ; Labeled substances ; Immune serums ; Fluorescence ; Laboratories ; Waste water ; Sewage ; Tests ; Requirements ; Genetic probes
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-190578 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 23p
The search for rapid methods in sanitary bacteriology is more urgent today than ever before because of increased necessity for processing poorer quality source waters and controlling quality of sewage effluent discharges. Selection of criteria for rapid tests involving either modified conventional procedures or those that require special reagents and instrumentation must consider quantitative or qualitative results within a few hours, data of acceptable sensitivity, selectivity, and precision, and procedures that are amenable to average laboratory operations. The increased cost per test compared to conventional monitoring may be justified in terms or protection afforded to public health. The most promising candidate methods include: use of metabolic inducer compounds, radioisotope labeled substrates, specifically labeled fluorescent antisera and organism specific genetic probes.