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LCRA Environmental Laboratory Services
A NELAP laboratory providing quality testing to safeguard public health and ensure regulatory compliance.
Harmful Algal Blooms
We are approved by the EPA to analyze cyanobacteria to measure cyanotoxins in drinking water.
Meeting regulatory requirements
- Request a quote or order bottle kit.
- Sign and return quote.
- ELS will ship bottle kits or schedule sampling event.
- ELS will analyze samples.
- ELS will deliver the final report to our customer.
Cyanotoxin Analytical Methods, Analytes and Reporting Limits
|EPA Method||Analytes||Aqueous & Drinking Water Reporting level (ug/L)|
What are cyanobacteria?
Source: The United States Environmental Protection Agency
Cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, naturally occur in lakes, rivers and other freshwater systems. Cyanobacteria can rapidly form harmful algal blooms (HABs) in certain environmental conditions, including warm, slow-moving water with abundant nutrients. Some HABs are capable of producing cyanotoxins which can pose health risks to humans and animals through drinking water and recreational water exposure.