Coast to Coast PCR Technologies: California and New Jersey’s State Perspectives

Oral Presentation

Prepared by D. Waller1, S. Abromaitis2
1 - NJDEP-OQA, 401 East State Street, PO Box 420, Mail Code 401-02D, Trenton, NJ, 08625-0420, United States
2 - California Department of Public Health, Drinking Water and Radiation Laboratory Branch, 850 Marina Bay Parkway, Richmond, CA, 94804, United States

Contact Information:; 609-984-7732


Both California and New Jersey share the need to develop PCR as a rapid assessment tool from its use with public recreational bathing water testing to the future incorporation of this technology for drinking water or regulated wastewater discharge monitoring. The speakers will discuss the state’s challenges and concerns for the development of a future accreditation program.