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Quality Assurance/Quality Control Manual: Ohio Water Microbiology Laboratory

Methods for cyanobacterial toxins

Samples for the cyanobacterial toxins are analyzed by the OWML for MI-OH WSC projects only. Currently the OWML analyzes samples for one toxin—microcystin—by an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) provided in a kit (Abraxis LLC, Warminster, Penn.). The OWML SOP for ELISA is based on Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (2015) (Appendix F1). The sample processing benchsheet can be found in Appendix F1a.