Acuinuga. Acuicultura y Nutrición de Galicia


Nº 002 / 03.11.2008

Reference price:
680 /month

(Taxes and transportation costs not included)

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Shellfish purification laboratory

Analyses and measurements / Laboratory services



Provision of Laboratory services for shellfish purification stations. Professional service designed to monitor animal welfare and sanitary status as well as water treatment systems. Microbiological analyses and toxin quantification conducted on shellfish collected from cultivation areas and/or purification stations. Water physico-chemical and bacteriological analyses. Technical advice on management, purification systems and water treatment, disease prevention and reduction of losses, identifying customer-tailored corrective action(s).

Technical profile:


Microbiological analyses in mollusks: Including: (1) Viable Aerobes, (2) Faecal coliforms (MPN), (3) Escherichia coli (MPN), (4) Salmonella spp., (5) Vibrio parahaemolyticus, (6) Escherichia coli ETPC.

Analysis of biotoxins: Including: (1) Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning toxin (ASP), (2) Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning toxin (DSP), (3) Paralyzing Shellfish Poisoning toxin (PSP).

Water Physico-chemical analyses: Including: (1) Temperature, (2) Dissolved oxygen, (3) Salinity, (4) pH, (5) Conductivity, (6) Free Chlorine, (7) Total Chlorine, (8) Total Ammonia, (9) Phosphates, (10) Copper, (11) Nitrites and (12) Nitrates.

Water Microbiological analyses: Including: (1) Total coliforms and (2) Faecal coliforms.

Additional information:


Laboratory accredited by the Consellería de Sanidade, Xunta de Galicia nº SA680A 2002/19-0. ISO CERTIFICATION: 9001:2008 Nº CA-1.061.

Frequency of analyses: monthly. Analytical assays carried out by standardized methods (ISO standards, Standard Methods, AOAC, AFNOR, etc.).

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