MMLI is a renowned testing laboratory dedicated to assisting clients in their pursuit of sound analytical data and maintaining regulatory compliance. This goal at McCoy & McCoy Laboratories Inc is accomplished by forging strong client/laboratory partnerships focused on communication, testing experience, regulatory knowledge, continuous improvement of laboratory practices, and customer monitoring programs.
A popular saying in the computer field is “garbage in – garbage out.” Analytical results are no different. Laboratory data results can only be as good as the sample on which the testing is performed. Therefore, the ability to produce credible, defensible analytical data begins at sample acquisition. A variety of acceptable sample collection procedures exist for water and wastewater, making it extremely difficult to devise a universally accepted method. However, three objectives must be met when collecting samples, regardless of the sample method used:
Cryptosporidium and Giardia are microscopic protozoan parasites found in surface waters of rivers and lakes used for drinking water supplies. These parasites are shed in either oocyst form (Cryptosporidium) or cyst form (Giardia) in feces causing medical conditions of Cryptosporidiosis / Giardiasis.
Pharmaceutical compounds in effluent waste streams and drinking water are a cause for concern as many pharmaceutical compounds are resistant to typical waste water treatment practices. Pharmaceutical compounds have been detected in some treated drinking water proving that conventional treatment at water treatment facilities does not completely remove the drug residue.