Pinpoint the source of fecal contamination with DNA-based testing
Fecal contamination can originate from a variety of sources and affect your waterways, resulting in fines, reputational damage, health threats and economic losses from closures.
Address your problems with confidence by knowing the source.
Proven and reliable methodology
Microbial source tracking is a powerful tool to understand the source of fecal contamination and mitigate its effects — or stop it all together. Traditional testing methods are ineffective at discriminating between sources. MST lets you make informed water quality management decisions to protect your community.
Effective testing for a range of targets
Not sure what’s causing your issues? We’re here to help you develop a customized testing plan. We leverage validated tests for the detection of pollution from multiple sources, including human, domestic animals and wildlife.
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From sample to result, we're here to help
Microbial source tracking from LuminUltra is a simple process, from sample to result:
- Contact us to design a targeted sampling plan
- Execute your sampling plan and ship your sample to our laboratory
- Receive quality-accredited results including concentrations of DNA from each source
- Take action with confidence
Our team of experts supports you along the way, helping you design a sample plan that addresses your specific needs.
The LuminUltra difference
Trust a company with a record of providing quality molecular testing solutions and superior customer service to clients around the world.
We support you from project design to results. Our reporting includes the quantifiable data you need as well as key insights on which fecal sources are the greatest contributors so you can act with confidence.
Governments, NGOs, engineers, and scientists across North America have trusted us with their samples, including the CDC and US EPA.
We leverage advances in genetic technology including digital PCR (dPCR) and direct pathogen detection, enabling you to make scientifically-sound decisions.
We have worked with hundreds of organizations to analyze thousands of samples per year while ensuring quality and accuracy for each client.