The Spanish Standardisation Association, UNE, has published the new version of Standard
UNE-EN ISO 8199, which establishes the requirements and guidance for the handling mechanisms that are common to different cultivation techniques for examining the microbiology of water.
This document focuses on preparing samples and culture media, the equipment and materials used, as well as the various techniques available for detecting and counting cultures, together with the criteria for determining the most appropriate technique for each case.
This new version incorporates updates to different parts of the standard:
The standard is principally applicable to the analysis of bacteria, yeasts and moulds, and may be used to some extent for the analysis of bacteriophages, viruses and parasites.