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25th April 2019  Content supplied by: Tecta-PDS

Australia’s City of Gold Coast Lab 1st with NATA Accreditation for Tecta-PDS Enterococci Test

Australia’s City of Gold Coast laboratory has received NATA accreditation to test for Enterococci using Canadian technology from Tecta-PDS. 

The rapid, automated test, used successfully during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games to test recreational water leading up to specific Games events, is now part of the laboratory’s regular testing.

The Tecta-PDS rapid microbial detection system, Tecta-B16, is the only automated US EPA approved method for drinking water compliance testing in the world, offering extreme ease-of-use to laboratories and customers around the world.  The portability and complete testing capabilities, including automated interpretation of results and email reports, provides laboratory grade Enterococci results for the Gold Coast. During the 2018 Commonwealth Games the City’s laboratory was able to start the test at 3am and get full results by 3pm the same day, well before events started. 

The Tecta-B16 instrument was supplied through Tecta-PDS’ regional distributor, Thermo Fisher Scientific. Tim Adams, Tecta-PDS’ EVP says adding the Enterococci test for recreational water applications to the list of our accredited tests is enormous.

"Now, we can provide all the benefits that our drinking and wastewater customers see to the entire bathing, recreational and marine market," he said.  "It’s been a pleasure working with the City of Gold Coast and we look forward to working with them on improving and innovating water testing for years to come."

Director of Water and Waste for the City of Gold Coast, Paul Heaton, said the City would benefit from the ease-of-use, rapid results and portability of the new technology for its recreational water samples.

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Date Published: 25th April 2019

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