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Initial detection of freshwater HAB events relies on qualitative, visual observations. The tell-tale manifestations of a HAB include: Samples should reflect the water source conditions and handled properly to ensure reliable results.
Among the most important sample handling considerations are the following: Collection — Bottle type, volume, and preservative used depend on the laboratory doing the analysis. Generally, samples should be collected and stored in amber glass containers to avoid potential cyanotoxin adsorption associated with plastic containers and to minimize exposure to sunlight.
Quenching — samples that have been exposed to any treatment chemicals should be quenched immediately upon sampling. Sodium thiosulfate or ascorbic acid are commonly used as quenching agents.
Chilling — samples should be cooled immediately after collection; during shipping; and pending analysis at the laboratory.
Depending on the analytical method being used, sample freezing taking precautions to avoid breakage may be appropriate to extend holding times.
When to do cell lysing? It is important to isolate a pure culture of the cyanobacterial strain and characterize and quantify the toxin to confirm the cyanobacterial strain producing the toxin.
Lysing is particularly important for samples collected prior to the PWS filter effluent. For a well-designed, well-operated PWS lysing would not be expected to have a significant impact on finished water post-filtration samples as cyanobacteria cells should not be present at significant levels in the finished water.
Some analysts elect to confirm the effectiveness of raw-water lysing or to judge the need for finished-water lysing using microscopic examination for intact algal cells. What detection methods are available for cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins in water?
There is a diverse range of rapid screen tests and laboratory methods used to detect and identify cyanobacteria cells and cyanotoxins in water. These methods can vary greatly in their degree of sophistication and the information they provide.
Saxitoxins are the exception, as they also occur widely in the marine environment and many methods have been developed for their detection in shellfish. Analytical methods such as enzyme—linked immunosorbent assays ELISA already exist to analyze cyanobacterial hepatotoxins and saxitoxins, and the protein phosphatase inhibition assay PPIA can be used for microcystins.
These two methods are sensitive, rapid, and suitable for large-scale screening but are predisposed to false positives and unable to differentiate between toxin variants.
However, relatively little work has been done on methods for detection of other toxins, including anatoxins and cylindrospermopsins. The following table describes the methods available for cyanotoxin measurement in freshwater. Geological Survey and Ann St.Data analysis and presentation.
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