May 2022
Testing Made Easy
2-3 Day Turnaround Time
As Spring is now in full swing and it's time to open camps,
tidy up from the winter months, and prepare for bathing suit season, remember that now is a great time to
 test your home for water contaminants and/or radon levels.

NEL's test kits make it easier than ever to ensure
your home is safe for its residents and visitors.

Call today for more information or use the
link below to order a test kit!
NEL's Full Water Kit
NEL's Radon Air Kit
Did you know?
Public Water Source:
  • First Draw Lead before receiving license to operate
  • NEL's First Draw Lead Test - $30
  • NEL's First Draw Lead AND Copper - $50

Private Well Source (private well):
  • Annual test for Coliform Bacteria and Nitrates
  • NEL's Basic Safety Test - $80

  • 1st year and every 5 years following for Fluoride, Uranium, Arsenic, Lead, Total Coliform Bacteria, Nitrates
  • NEL's Expanded Safety Test/Full Water Kit - $100
Media of the Month
NEL offers TSA Agar in the following formats:

P1660 - TSA Agar Plates, 20mL
P1667 - TSA Agar Plates, 30mL
P4000 - TSA with L&P80, 14mL contact plates
P4040 - TSA with Tween80, 14mL contact plates
T2050 - TSA Slant, 10mL
T2060 - TSA Slant, 20mL

TSA (Trypticase Soy Agar)

Trypticase Soy Agar (TSA) is primarily used for the isolation and cultivation of a wide variety of microorganisms. It is the same culture media as described in USP Chapter <61> as Soybean Casein Digest Agar Medium (SCD). TSA is also used as a base for blood agar media.

TSA is widely used for maintaining clinical laboratory microorganism stock cultures, plate counting, isolation and enumeration of microorganisms for samples from a variety of sources including cleanroom air, surface and glove samples, water and wastewater samples, cosmetic products, dairy products, and food products.

TSA is highly nutritious and non-selective, allowing growth of fastidious and non-fastidious microorganisms; including many pathogens. Always refer to appropriate procedures and methods for sample collection, inoculation, and disposal, and perform biochemical or serological testing to identify organisms of interest as necessary.


Do you know what's in the water you're drinking?
Order a test kit today!
Animal themed goodie bags for the Northeast United States Animal Health Association (NE-USAHA) meeting in Ithaca, NY taking place May 1st through May 4th at Cornell. NEL is a long-time sponsor of the event which brings animal health advocates from all over to discuss concerns in the field as well as
up and coming solutions.

We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events:

NEUSAHA / NEAAVLD Annual Meeting - Ithaca, NY May 2-4

227 China Road
Winslow, ME 04901

120 Main Street
Westbrook, ME 04092
207-873-7711
* Disclaimer: this newsletter is for informational purposes only; it does not constitute legal or medical advice, and should not be construed as such.