The Standing Committee of Analysts

The Standing Committee of Analysts

Microbiology of Recreational and Environmental Waters

The Microbiology of Recreational and Environmental Waters (2000)
Part 1 - Water quality, epidemiology and public health
Part 2 - Practices and procedures for sampling
Being drafted
Part 3 - Methods for the isolation and enumeration of Escherichia coli (including E. coli O157:H7) (2016)
Part 4 - Methods for the isolation and enumeration of enterococci
Part 5 - Methods for the isolation and enumeration of sulphite-reducing clostridia and Clostridium perfringens
Part 6 - Methods for the isolation and enumeration of Staphylococcus aureus
Part 7 - Methods for the isolation and enumeration of Aeromonas and Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Part 8 - Methods for the isolation and enumeration of Salmonella and Shigella
Part 9 - Methods for the isolation of Yersinia, Vibrio and Campylobacter by selective enrichment
Part 10 - A method for the isolation and enumeration of sorbitol-fermenting bifidobacteria by membrane filtration
Part 11 - Methods for the isolation and enumeration of somatic and F-specific bacteriophages and bacteriophages infecting Bacteroides fragilis (2016)
Part 12 - Methods for the concentration of enteric viruses and the detection and enumeration of enteroviruses by suspended cell assay(2016)
Part 13 - Methods for the isolation and enumeration  of microbial tracers (2016)

 

Purpose.

The Standing Committee of Analysts (SCA) exists to provide authoritative guidance on methods of sampling and analysis of waters and effluents, sewage sludges, sediments, soils (including contaminated land) and biota. Where appropriate, guidance on the sampling and analysis of air will also be produced. The primary duty of SCA will be to develop and publish recommended analytical methods. This will not include the provision of advice on, or interpretation of results. All methods published by the SCA should be capable of satisfying a regulatory demand, be fit for purpose and represent best practice within the United Kingdom (UK).
However, validation data published with methods represents performance under a particular set of circumstances and is provided for illustrative purposes only. It is incumbent on users of SCA methods to assess performance on their equipment, in their laboratories, with their personnel.