||ICR protozoan method for detecting Giardi cysts and Cryptosporidium oocysts in water by a fluorescent antibody procedure.
||Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water,
Water--Analysis--Laboratory manuals. ;
Giardia lamblia--Laboratory manuals. ;
Cryptosporidium parvum--Laboratory manuals. ;
Bacterial pollution of water--Laboratory manuals. ;
Fluorescent antibody technique--Laboratory manuals.
Microorganism control(Water) ;
Water pollution detection ;
Water pollution control ;
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||46 pages  pages : illustrations
This test method describes the detection and enumeration of Giardia cysts and Cryptosporidium oocysts in ground, surface, and finished waters by a fluorescent antibody procedure. These pathogenic intestinal protozoa occur in domestic and wild animals as well as in humans. The environment may become contaminated through direct deposit of human and animal feces or through sewage and wastewater discharges to receiving waters. Ingestion of water containing these organisms may cause disease. Results obtained by this method should be interpreted with extreme caution. High turbidity, as well as turbidities less than 1 NTU, can affect the recovery efficiency of this method. Failure to detect organisms of interest and/or a low detection limit does not ensure that the water tested is pathogen-free.
"June 1995." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA/814-B-95-003." Microfiche.