Blue AlgaeThis time of year, many area lakes and ponds test for the presence of microcystin. Microcystin,

Microcystin, (otherwise known as blue-algae)  as defined by the EPA, “Microcystins are toxins produced by cyanobacteria. Cyanobacteria are also known as blue-green algae and are ubiquitous in surface water when conditions are favorable for growth and formation of algal blooms…)

Often times, we receive questions regarding the treatment of microcystin once it is identified in a sample.

The EPA offers many options with respect to treatment of Microcystin.

The cost of Microcystin analysis is $35.00 at Midwest Laboratories. Please consider talking to a Midwest Laboratories representative at 402-334-7770  or logging your question on the and one of our service staff will answer your questions.

Here is a news story that highlights the issue more closely.