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22nd February 2021  Content supplied by: Southern Group Laboratory

High Quality Culture Media for Water Testing from SGL

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.

SGL supplies ready-to-use Legionella testing media into many large water testing laboratories. Our experience supplying these laboratories means we understand the requirements of a high sample throughput environment, where fast reliable results and consistent product quality are primary concerns.

SGL can supply all components required for examination and confirmation of Legionella species.

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

Glycine Vancomycin Polymyxin Cycloheximide (GVPC) agar 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

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. Most importantly we give the commercial advantage of a low cost per test with competitively priced testing media.

On a cost per test basis, we think we will better any other supplier and would recommend contacting our sales team to get your quote for comparison.

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

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)

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.

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Date Published: 22nd February 2021

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