Serving parts of North West London and the Home Counties.

Cryptosporidium monitoring

Cryptosporidium is a protozoan parasite which can cause symptoms similar to food poisoning.

Outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis have been associated with both public and private water supplies, contamination of food products, swimming pools and through contact with animals, typically on farm visits.

Through the regulatory requirements of the Drinking Water Inspectorate and experiences gained within the industry we have considerable expertise in managing cryptosporidium issues. We have the ability to carry out comprehensive risk assessments based on those used within the water industry.           

Many food retailers now insist on confirmation from suppliers that cryptosporidium is absent from all process and wash waters. Regular monitoring can provide this level of confidence along with appropriate abstraction and treatment control measures.    

For operational monitoring of private water supplies and treatment processes, our Portable Cryptosporidium Sampling Unit (PSU) is ideal. The unit is robust, yet light and portable and can be purchased or hired. It is designed for operational sampling of Cryptosporidium Oocysts and Giardia cysts and analysis is carried out in our own UKAS-approved laboratory.