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- Subject: [Fwd: Fw: New report compares rapid microbial detection methods]
- From: Sonia Joseph <Sonia.Joseph@noaa.gov>
- Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 11:47:20 -0400
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- Organization: Michigan Sea Grant/ NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
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Can this be sent out to the Beachnet listserv please?
Thanks in advance,
Michigan Sea Grant Outreach Coordinator
Center of Excellence for Great Lakes and Human Health (CEGLHH)
NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
2205 Commonwealth Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(734) 741-2055 (fax)
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- Subject: Fw: New report compares rapid microbial detection methods
- From: Hinchey.Elizabeth@epamail.epa.gov
- Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 22:37:59 -0500
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This report might interest you!
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Date: 07/17/2006 03:50PM
Subject: New report compares rapid microbial detection methods
New report compares rapid microbial detection methods
To protect public health, local officials routinely monitor levels of fecal indicator bacteria at swimming beaches. The water quality tests they use, however, take about 24 hours to process. As a result, contaminated
hen they should be closed, and safe beaches may be closed after the threat has washed away. New methods that can process samples within several hours are available, but how effective are they?
A recent study, conducted by the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP) with support from the UNH/NOAA Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (CICEET), has tested and compared innovative rapid microbial testing methods with the potential to make same-day health risk warnings at swimming beaches possible. The study's findings have been compiled in a report "Evaluation of Rapid Microbiological Methods for Measuring Recreational Water Quality," now available online.
The study evaluated six approaches to rapid microbial indicator detection. Results from two quantitative polymerase chain reaction (QPCR) methods and a transcription-mediated amplification (TMA) approach demonstrated more than 80 percent accuracy with respect to the
erococci testing. Results for one of the E. coli / QPCR methods were even more promising, displaying 90 percent agreement with beach management decisions based on standard testing methods.
Learn more about the study and read the report on the CICEET web site: http://ciceet.unh.edu/news/releases/sccwrpReport/sccwrpReport.html
You are currently subscribed to CICEET's email news service, which provides information about CICEET projects and funding opportunities, two to four times monthly. If you would like to be removed from this list, please respond to this email.
CICEET, a partnership of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of New Hampshire, is dedicated to fostering the development of tools for clean water and healthy coastal environments nationwide.
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