Enterococci

Accreditation:                        UKAS accredited for potable, process & swimming pool waters.

Sample volume:                   100mls sample bottle.

Turnaround time:                 2 – 3 days.

Expression of results:         cfu/100mls.

 

The term Enterococci includes a number of species of bacteria found in the human and animal intestine and therefore may be used as supplementary evidence of faecal pollution of water. This is particularly relevant to water examination because they may survive longer than coliform bacteria in the natural environment.