"qPCR in Your Lab" Video Introduces Rapid Method for Monitoring Pathogen Indicators

This video provides an overview of quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) as a method for monitoring pathogen indicators in recreational waters. qPCR is a DNA-based method capable of measuring fecal indicator bacteria in ambient waters in as little as three hours. qPCR is expected to be incorporated in the 2012 recreational water quality criteria.

The video outlines steps involved in integrating the method into a working lab. It also highlights how the City of Racine, Wisc. Department of Health successfully implemented and used this method. Learn more about this research.