Frequent Questions

How do E.Coli labs register for DCTS?

E.Coli laboratories should follow these steps to register for the DCTS:

1. Submit a copy of the laboratory certification by email to the Stage 2 inbox or by mail or fax to the IPMC. It should be clear on the certification that the laboratory is certified to do enumeration & not just presence/absence.

2. Register for DCTS using the CDX website.

3. Upon completion of review, EPA will email the lab a copy of the lab profile. Once EPA receives this information, the lab will be uploaded into DCTS.  Delays in uploading a lab are usually due to the certification not indicating clearly that the laboratory is certified for enumeration and not just presence/absence.

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