TABLE 1.

Analytical methods used to characterize pathogens in Lower Passaic River

Target pathogen (analyst)Standard method(s) (SM) of analysisMethod of analyzing antibiotic resistance (antibiotics to which resistance was found)a
Bacteria (EMSL Analytical)
    Total coliform, fecal coliform, E. coli, fecal StreptococcusSM 9222B, 9222D, 9222G, 9230C
    Pseudomonas aeruginosaSM 9213EKirby-Bauer (G, C, T, N)
    Staphylococcus aureusSM 9213BKirby-Bauer (V, QD, G, E)
    EnterococcusSM 9230CKirby-Bauer (V, QD, G, T)
Protozoa (Analytical Services, Inc.)
    Giardia and CryptosporidiumSM 1623NT
  • a Abbreviations: G, gentamicin; C, ciprofloxacin; T, tetracycline; N, nitrofurantoin; V, vancomycin; QD, quinupristin-dalfopristin; E, erythromycin; NT, not tested.