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Certification for Total Microcystin Testing

Microcystin Testing

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Beginning April 2, 2018, application materials will be available for laboratories to apply for ELAP certification for Total Microcystins. 

Certification for Total Microcystins will be offered in the Drinking Water and Non-Potable Water categories using Total Microcystins by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Method 546 – Determination of Total Microcystins and Nodularins in Drinking Water and Ambient Water by Adda Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA).

Any laboratories currently performing Total Microcystin analysis using ELISA on Drinking Water and Non-Potable Water samples originating from New York State will need to submit an application and supporting documentation.

Questions pertaining to the certification can be sent to elap@health.ny.gov, or Victoria.Pretti@health.ny.gov.


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