BCS Laboratory is completely equipped for environmental virology. We utilize innovative methodologies for the detection, enumeration, and identification of enteric viruses. We also provide high titer viral stocks for decontamination/inactivation testing. Our virologists are fully trained in the latest cell culture and molecular techniques to ensure the most reliable and informative results.  We provide routine analysis to numerous private, state and government agencies, and universities.

Water, biosolids, and filter (1MDS, NanoCeram, or Filterite filters) samples are processed according to EPA ICR methodology (US EPA ICR microbial laboratory manual; EPA/600/R-95/178 and the US EPA MANUAL OF METHODS FOR VIROLOGY EPA/600/4-84/013 ), or EPA 1615, or ASTM method D4994-89, or Standard Methods 9510B (Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Waste Water, 20th Edition, APHA).  BCS holds accreditation for analysis of matrices for the above methods.

Enteric Virus Sampling Instructions (PDF)