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Protocols and Technical Guidance

Test method protocols for determination of faecal indicator organisms and selected pathogens with relevance to bivalve molluscsan shellfish programmes can be downloaded from this section.

These protocols are based upon internationally recognised standard methods such as those published by the International Standards Organisation (ISO), the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) or the American Public Health Association (APHA).

In addition, technical guidance notes and calculation spreadsheets to assist laboratories using the methods are included.

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