TVC testing explained and how applicable it is to take a TVC sample?

Posted by Paul Limbrick on Mar 27, 2019 2:21:31 PM

In this blog we explain what a TVC sample is, what the results mean and when a TVC sample can help inform on water safety…

TVC stands for ‘total viable count’, a laboratory test that indicates the level of heterotrophic organisms within a sample. Heterotrophs are a large group of organisms that can be further divided into fungi, yeasts, moulds and bacteria. Therefore, the results of a TVC test may offer an indication into the ‘general level’ of contamination within a system.

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Topics: General, Analytical Services

Legionella Sampling

Posted by Water Hygiene Centre on Jul 24, 2018 11:28:26 AM

Sampling for Legionella, it is advised that water sampling is undertaken to demonstrate the effectiveness of the established control scheme and is not considered a control measure itself. Sampling of water systems for Legionella, can be somewhat daunting, thoughts of ‘do I need to sample’, ‘how to take a sample’ and ‘where do I need to send the samples’. This video outlines how to take samples and the next steps. 

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Topics: General, Analytical Services

Sampling processes - Part 1. Considerations when formulating a water sampling rationale & strategy.

Posted by Paul Limbrick on Feb 1, 2018 12:34:30 PM

Sampling of water systems for legionella, Pseudomonas aeruginosa or bacteriological can be somewhat daunting, thoughts of ‘do I need to sample’, ‘how to take a sample’ and ‘where do I need to send the samples’. This blog is aimed to provide some background on the sampling process…

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Topics: General, Analytical Services

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