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Cryptosporidium- CRYPTS

EPTIS factsheet 559149 | Last revision 2021-03-11 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts559149 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts559149

PT provider
PT provider LGC AXIO Proficiency Testing LGC AXIO Proficiency Testing
Based in United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Remarks GC AXIO Proficiency Testing offer the Crytosporidium scheme (CRYPTS) to laboratories within the water industry who regularly test their water for the parasite Crytosporidium. The industry challenges Cryptosporidium is a parasite found in water that can cause illness in humans, as demonstrated in a number of recent cryptosporidium outbreaks that have threatened public health. Potable or recreational waters should be treated to remove cryptosporidium; samples are therefore regularly tested through the water industry to ensure that treatment has worked and water supplies are free from cryptosporidium. AXIOs solution for our partners Guidelines exist, such as those from the WHO and the EPA, to ensure cryptosporidium doesn't contaminate human water supplies. AXIOs CRYPTS scheme enables particpants to show the validity of their methods and results, with samples including slides, suspensions and filters with cryptosporidium oocysts.
Product groups
Testing fields Microbiology
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Dynal Slide Cryptosporidium oocysts Enumeration
Genera Slide Cryptosporidium oocysts Enumeration
Suspension Cryptosporidium oocysts Enumeration
Filta Max Filter Cryptosporidium oocysts Enumeration
Filta Max Xpress Filter Cryptosporidium oocysts Enumeration
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants
Linked to specific legislation / standards
Additional, subsidiary aims
Number of participants
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party

Accredited by UKAS on the basis of ISO/IEC 17043 Please see current application form and scheme description for accredited and non-accredited status of test materials and analytes.

Operation is commissioned / requested by
Fees and frequency
Participation fee Depending on samples taken
Regularly operated Yes (12 rounds per year)
Year of first operation
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
LGC AXIO Proficiency Testing
1 Chamberhall Business Park, Chamberhall Green
BL9 0AP Bury, Greater Manchester
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)161 762 2500
Fax: +44 (0)161 762 2501
Web: https://www.lgcstandards.com/GB/en/Proficiency-Testing/cat/244597 https://www.lgcstandards.com/GB/en/Proficiency-Testing/cat/244597
Mrs Nicola Armstrong
Phone: +44 (0)161 762 2500
Email: axiopt@lgcgroup.com axiopt@lgcgroup.com
If you find any mistakes please contact the responsible EPTIS coordinator in United Kingdom, Mr Savvas Xystouris. Mr Savvas Xystouris.
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Application version: 1.23-SNAPSHOT.20230502124635-7925ae379a631fc1ececff45d2921c8db38877d5