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Aquatic Microbiology Testing Lab

Aquatic Microbiology Testing

EMSL Analytical, Inc. is proud to offer the following aquatic microbiology test services. For additional aquatic microbiology services, please contact the laboratory directly.


  • LT2 Testing
    • Cryptosporidium and Giardia (EPA1623/1623.1)
    • E. coli (SM 9223 Colilert)
  • Microscopic Particulates Analysis (MPA)
  • Endospores (SM9218)
  • Coliphage
  • Enterococcus
  • Fecal Streptococcus
  • Heterotrphic Plate Count (HPC)
  • Legionella
  • Pseudomonas
  • Bacterial Abundance
  • Yeast & Mold
  • Diversity Indices

Toxicity Taste & Odor
  • Algal Identification
  • Chlorophylls (Chlorophyll a, b, c and pheophytin a)
  • Iodide/Iodate
  • MIB/Geosmin

Taxonomic Identification and Enumeration 
  • Algae
  • Diatoms
  • Phytoplankton
  • Periphyton
  • Invertebrates

  • Chlorophylls
  • Biovolume
  • Ash free Dry Weight

  • Cryptosporidium
  • Giardia
  • Acanthamoeba
  • Naegleria fowleri

Algal Toxins

Bacterial Abundance

Microbial Source Tracking

Enterovirus Testing

Bacteriophage/Coliphage Testing

Microscopic Particulate Analysis

Diversity Indices

Bioaccumulation and Growth Studies

Most tests are applicable to all kinds of water matrix, such as drinking water, surface water, and wastewater.

Aquatic Sciences Laboratory Services Guide

Full list of services provided for Aquatic Microbiology ( click for details )
Algae Toxins
Bacterial abundance
Bioburden / Microbial Content
Biofilm-Associated Bacteria (Group test: IRB, SRB, SLYME)
Cyanobacteria/Blue Green Algae
Denitrifying Bacteria (DN)
E. coli Detection by Colilert (Presence/Absence)
E. coli Detection by Membrane Filtration
E. coli Water Quality Assay
Fecal Coliform by Membrane Filtration
Geosmin and 2-Methyl-Isoborneol (MIB)
Heterotrophic Plate Count
Microscopic Particulate Analysis (MPA)
Nitrifying Bacteria (N)
Periphyton (attached algae)
Phytoplankton (algae)
Recreational Water Analysis (Total Coliform, Fecal Coliform, Staphylococcus, Fecal Streptococcus)
Resistance to Algal Detachment
Total Coliform by Colilert (Presence/Absence)
Total Coliform Count by Membrane Filtration
Total Coliforms & E. coli
Total Enterococcus Water Quality Assay
Wastewater Biomass Analysis
Zooplankton Analyses
Laboratories providing Aquatic Microbiology ( click for details )
Atlanta, GA (LAB 07) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-1Baton Rouge, LA (LAB 25) - NVLAP Lab Code 200375-0Beltsville, MD (LAB 19) - NVLAP Lab Code 200293-0Boston, MA (LAB 13) - NVLAP Lab Code 101147-0Buffalo, NY (LAB 14) - NVLAP Lab Code 200056-0Carle Place, NY (LAB 06) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-10Charlotte, NC (LAB 41) - NVLAP Lab Code 200841-0Chicago, IL (LAB 26) - NVLAP Lab Code 200399-0Cinnaminson, NJ (LAB List in Description) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-0Dallas, TX (LAB 11) - NVLAP Lab Code 600111-0Denver, CO (LAB 22) - NVLAP Lab Code 200828-0EMSL Canada - Calgary, AB (LAB 65) - NVLAP Lab Code 500100-0EMSL Canada - Edmonton, AB (LAB 50) - NVLAP Lab Code 600321-0EMSL Canada - Markham, ON (LAB 66) - NVLAP Lab Code 600317-0EMSL Canada - Montreal, QC (LAB 68) - NVLAP Lab Code 201052-0EMSL Canada - Ottawa, ON (LAB 67) - NVLAP Lab Code 201040-0EMSL Canada - Toronto, ON (LAB 55) - NVLAP Lab Code 200877-0EMSL Canada - Vancouver, BC (LAB 69) - NVLAP Lab Code 201068-0Fort Lauderdale, FL (LAB 56) - NVLAP Lab Code 500085-0Houston, TX (LAB 15) - NVLAP Lab Code 102106-0Huntington Beach, CA (LAB 33) - NVLAP Lab Code 101384-0Indianapolis, IN (LAB 16) - NVLAP Lab Code 200188-0Kernersville, NC (LAB 02) - NVLAP Lab Code 102104-0Las Vegas, NV (LAB 31) - NVLAP Lab Code 600140-0Long Island City, NY (LAB 03) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-9Meriden, CT (LAB 24) - NVLAP Lab Code 200700-0Miami, FL (LAB 17) - NVLAP Lab Code 200204-0Minneapolis, MN (LAB 35) - NVLAP Lab Code 200019-0Ontario, California (San Bernadino County / Inland Empire) (LAB 71) - NVLAP Lab Code 600239-0Orlando, FL (LAB 34) - NVLAP Lab Code 101151-0Phoenix, AZ (LAB 12) - NVLAP Lab Code 200811-0Piscataway, NJ (LAB 05) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-2Plymouth Meeting, PA (LAB 18) - NVLAP Lab Code 200699-0Raleigh, NC (LAB 29) - NVLAP Lab Code 200671-0Rochester, NY (LAB 53) - NVLAP Lab Code 600183-0San Diego, CA (LAB 43) - NVLAP Lab Code 200855-0San Leandro, CA (LAB 09) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-3Santa Clara, CA (LAB 47) - NVLAP Lab Code 600318-0Seattle, WA (LAB 51) - NVLAP Lab Code 200613-0South Pasadena, CA (LAB 32) - NVLAP Lab Code 200232-0South Portland, ME (LAB 62) - NVLAP Lab Code 500094-0St. Louis, MO (LAB 39) - NVLAP Lab Code 200742-0Syracuse, NY (LAB 73) - NVLAP Lab Code 600283-0Tampa, FL (LAB 93) - NVLAP Lab Code 600215-0
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