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Extended Mycobacteria Library at ALS Environmental

mycobacteria-ALS-croppedBacteria that is highly prevalent in water, Mycobacteria, a genus of Acinobacteria, is a pathogen of concern for immuno compromised humans as it can cause a broad range of serious diseases. ALS Environmental are able to support customers who deal with nosocomial settings by offering a full Mycobacteria speciation at no additional charge to our customers.

Mycobacterium are of concern in healthcare settings due to their antibiotic resistant nature. The bacteria is naturally resistant to penicillin and can be prevalent even in water treated with chlorine. ALS Environmental are able to identify over 40 different species of Mycobacteria including M. bovis (commonly known as Bovine Turbeculosis), M. Gordonae (highly prevalent in soil and water but rarely implicated in disease) and M. Xenopi (associated with immunocompromised infections).

Pervinder Johal, ALS Environmental’s Operations Manager for our Microbiology laboratory in Coventry comments:


Mycobacteria analysis is becoming increasingly requested by our customers who deal with healthcare premises. By supporting one of the largest databases in the UK ALS Environmental are able to help our customers in identifying and eradicating this bacteria from nosocmial settings.

mycobacteria-library-ALS-croppedALS Environmental are able to identify such a broad range of Mycobacteria species due to our investment in MALDI-ToF confirmations. This technique allows ALS to instantly confirm the colonies that grow on an agar plate and offer a full speciation for no additional charge. This technique is also used for Legionella, with UKAS ISO 17025 accreditation and all of our other microbiological confirmations with a range of ISO17025 and DWTS accreditation as shown by our UKAS schedule.


ALS Environmental are able to identify the following species of Mycobacteria:

M. abscessus

M. agri

M. asiaticum

M. avium

M. boenickei

M. bovis

M. celatum

M. chelonae

M. chlorophenolicum

M. conceptionense

M. farcinogenes

M. fortuitum

M. gordonae

M. heckeshornense

M. hiberniae

M. hodleri

M. kansasii

M. kumamotonense

M. lacus

M. mageritense

M. malmoense

M. marinum

M. montefiorense

M. mucogenicum

M. neoaurum

M. palustre

M. peregrinum

M. phlei

M. pseudoshottsii

M. pulveris

M. rhodesiae

M. seoulense

M. shottsii

M. simiae

M. smegmatis 

M. szulgai

M. thermoresistibile

M. tokaiense

M. tuberculosis

M. ulcerans

M. xenopi

For more information on ALS Environmental’s Microbiology analysis and MALDI-ToF confirmations, or for any other enquiry, please Contact Us or call your Customer Service Co-ordinator on 02476 42 12 13.

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ALS Environmental

Torrington Avenue



T:  024 7642 1213

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Units 7 & 8

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We had potential water quality problem due to the actions of a third party and needed samples taken as a matter of urgency. Although this was outside the strict terms of our contract with ALS they were able to provide a sampler on a Friday afternoon, get the samples taken and returned to their labs for analysis.

They backed this excellent performance up by emailing us the sample results over the weekend. All in all a great piece of customer service!

Bob Windmill, Head of Water Quality, Independent Water Networks

ALS are a really easy company to deal with their professional attitude to the range of services they provide for us is second to none. The people there listen carefully and respond very quickly to our requests , we have dealt with them for the last eight years and their customer advisors understand our business and not only their own.”

Ken Begg, Director, Aberdeen Sampling Ltd
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