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High Quality Pre-Poured Culture Media for Water Testing

SGL is one of the largest providers of pre-poured microbiological culture media for all applications in water testing ranging from the estimation of overall numbers of culturable micro-organisms right through to the highly sensitive detection of waterborne contamination and the specific isolation of Legionella pneumophila.

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LEGIONELLA

SGL SUPPLIES LEGIONELLA TESTING MEDIA INTO MANY LARGE WATER TESTING LABORATORIES

Our experience supplying these laboratories means we understand the requirements of a high sample thru put environment:

  • Fast reliable results
  • Consistent product quality
  • Flexible service to match increases/decreases in demand
  • A strong commercial offering keeping the cost per test down

Pre-poured Culture Media for Legionella detection:

  • Legionella Acid Buffer
  • BCYE Agar (Buffered charcoal yeast extract agar)
  • BCYE-cys Agar (Buffered charcoal yeast extract agar without L-cysteine)
  • GVPC Agar (Glycine vancomycin polymyxin B cycloheximide agar)

GVPC Agar (Glycine Vancomycin Polymyxin Cycloheximide) is a medium recommended by ISO 11731:2017 for the isolation of Legionella and estimation of their numbers in water samples. 

SGL GVPC (ISO) AGAR NOW HAS 6 MONTHS SHELF LIFE

Other Organisms

As well as Legionella SGL also provides a standard suite of ready prepared media for all water testing applications ranging from standard agar through to chromogenic media.

  • E.coli & Coliforms (such as MLGA agar)
  • Pseudomonas (such as Pseudomonas CFC and CN Agar)
  • Enterococci (such as Slanetz & Bartley Agar)
  • Clostridium perfringens (such as Perfringens TSC Agar)
  • General recovery (such as R2A agar)

SGL also supplies a Rapid Legionella latex confirmation assay for identification of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 and serogroups 2-15 and non-L.pneumophila species of clinical significance grown on selective media.

All media conforms to the formulation and performance requirements of ISO 11731:2017 Water quality – Enumeration of Legionella

Culture media test methods are accredited by UKAS for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025.

SGL Quality & Service

SGL’s laboratory is accredited by UKAS for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025 and all media conforms to the formulation and performance requirements of ISO 11731:2017 Water quality – Enumeration of Legionella.

SGL offers large single batches for reduced release testing as well as flexible deliveries to meet changes in demand.

SGL Cost

SGL Ready Prepared Media gives the commercial advantage of a low cost per test with competitively priced products. On a cost per test basis we think we will better any other supplier and would recommend contacting our sales team sales@sglab.co.uk to get your quote for comparison.

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