Microbiology Lab

Bolton Landing

The study of bacteria in aquatic systems has been an important topic of research at the Darrin Fresh Water Institute. In this lab, bacterial constituents of aquatic systems are cultured, isolated and examined. Equipment includes incubators, plating systems, and an anaerobic hood (for culturing bacteria which cannot live in an environment with oxygen).

The microbiology lab is a state and nationally certified environmental testing laboratory. The laboratory is NELAC accredited and carries NYS DOH Laboratory ID 10719. In addition to the analytical service provided to staff and guest research scientists, the laboratory offers bacterial and selected chemical analyses to the general public.  Bacterial testing of potable (drinking water) and non-potable (environmental) water samples are available for the following:

  • Total Coliform Bacteria
  • Fecal Coliform Bacteria
  • E. coli Bacteria
  • Heterotrophic Bacteria

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