Screening for bacteria, fungi, parasites

Virginia L. Headley Ginny.Headley at tdh.state.tx.us
Wed Jun 30 10:08:01 EST 1999

Your message:


I am wondering if anyone can provide me with a good method or
technique for screening a sample such as water for bacteria, fungi,
and parasites. Thank you."

was forwarded to me for response.  Unfortunately, the microorganisms
you list above are incredibly diverse, and there is no one screening
method available for all three.  I would recommend consulting an
excellent reference text such as

"The Manual of Environmental Microbiology"

published by the American Society for Microbiology in 1997 as a 
source for the various methods you would need to screen for these 

Virginia L. Headley, Ph.D.
Supervisor, Public Health Bacteriology
Bureau of Laboratories
Texas Department of Health
(512)458-7611  FAX (512)458-7452
email Ginny.Headley at tdh.state.tx.us

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