Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common environmental microorganism. It can become a problem in improperly treated hot tubs or whirlpools, and occasionally swimming pools or other recreational waters.
If the recommended levels of disinfectant and pH are not maintained, the microorganisms can multiply and cause Swimmer’s Ear (Otitis Externa). High levels of the pseudomonas aeruginosa have been associated with Swimmer’s Rash.
Types and Amount of Sample to Collect
Potable Water: 120 – 480 ml in sterile polypropylene bottle containing 0.1 ml of 3% Sodium Thiosulfate per 120 ml of sample.
Swimming Pools and Whirlpool Baths: 120 – 480 ml in sterile polypropylene bottle containing 0.1 ml of 10% Sodium Thiosulfate per 120 ml of sample.
Recreational Waters: 120-480 ml in sterile polypropylene bottle
Maintain samples below 10 degrees Celsius but do not freeze. Ideally samples should be delivered to the laboratory in 6 hours and should not be received by the laboratory more than 18 hours after collection.
Expected Turn Around Time:
4 – 5 Days
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