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Faecal Streptococci Analysis
Faecal Streptococci Analysis
Faecal streptococci is a group of microorganisms that occur naturally in the intestines of humans and mammals. The presence of faecal streptococci in water samples is therefore a sign of faecal contamination, indicating the presence of sewage or animal waste which contains a variety of organisms and pathogens that could be harmful, for example, E.coli and salmonella. If people ingest contaminated water or if it enters the body through a skin lesion, they could develop bacterial pneumonia, inflammation, a blood infection, ear infection or even bacterial meningitis.
It is therefore vital to test water for faecal streptococci to ensure it is safe for drinking or recreational activities, e.g. wild swimming and other water activities, as well as fishing.
uRisk Water Hygiene Services
uRisk is a water hygiene specialist that provides both water treatment services, UKAS accredited legionella testing, and water testing analysis. This mean’s we can resolve your water quality failings with water treatment engineers in-house. There are many legionella testing kits available online from non-specialists who operate as an e-commerce store that may not provide the same level of service.
uRisk’s legionella testing kits are suitable for any water system and industry. This includes hot and cold systems, cold water storage tanks, cylinders, dental water lines, swimming pools, and more.
4 Simple Steps
Step 1 - Order Testing Kit
Your Legionella Testing Kit will include water sample bottle(s), easy to follow instructions and a FREE return package.
Step 2 - Fill Sample Bottle
Fill the water sample bottle(s) from your taps following the instructions.
Step 3 - FREE Return Delivery
Drop off your FREE return package to any local Post Office on the same day you have taken your sample.
Step 4 - Get your Results
Your sample results are tested in a UKAS approve laboratory and sent to you in PDF format in 10-14 days.
About this Product
What is included in the testing kit?
- 1x Sterile Bottle
- UKAS accredited analysis
- Free Sample Packaging
- Pre-Paid Return Pack
- Confidential Service
- Results & Certificate
- Laboratory testing takes at least 10-14 days
All orders are posted on Mondays only (example – if you make your order on a Thursday your delivery will be actioned on the next Monday). Delivery fee for UK mainland, this includes delivery to your address and pre-paid packaging for the return of the samples for analysis.
Weight & Dimensions
Weight: 1kg maximum per filled sample bottle
Dimensions: 25.5 x 15.5 x 14.5 cm
How does faecal streptococci get into our water?
As faecal streptococci is found in faeces (as the name suggests), it will get into our water through sewage discharge or through broken or leaking sewer pipes and septic tanks. Faecal streptococci from animals gets into the water as a result of runoff, leaks and storm runoff from manure heaps, or as a result of livestock having direct access to streams and rivers.
What are the symptoms of faecal streptococci infection?
There are a variety of symptoms of a faecal streptococci infection, such as headaches, fatigue, fevers, stomach pains, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, chest pain and shortness of breath. More severe symptoms include urinary tract infections, sepsis, endocarditis (an infection of the heart’s inner lining), meningitis, and serious gum infection.
Why choose uRisk?
Over 25 years of water hygiene and legionella control experience.
Friendly and simple advice by phone, email & online at your convenience.
All staff are trained water hygiene consultants and engineers.
With engineers located all across the UK, we're never too far away.
Our labs are UKAS approved providing you with quality assurance.
Your one stop shop for Legionella control, no need to go elsewhere.