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Legionella Testing Kits & Water Contamination Kits

Legionella Testing Kit for Water Contamination

The Legionella species, and particularly Legionella pneumophila, are important to control because they can cause legionellosis or Legionnaires’ disease in humans. The Gram-negative Legionella bacterium thrives in warm, stagnant water but it can survive under a wide range of temperatures (19° to 50°C ), pH and dissolved oxygen levels.

Legionella pneumophila has been isolated and associated with outbreaks stemming from:

  • air-conditioning cooling towers
  • whirlpool spas and showers
  • potable water systems
  • whirlpool baths
  • respiratory care equipment
  • humidifiers
  • faucets

As water from these sources is aerosolized, individuals inhale the Legionella-containing droplets and the organism is aspirated into the lungs. The number and types of sites that should be tested must be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Due to the diversity of plumbing and mechanical systems in buildings, you may need more than one sample from the suspect source. Generally, any water source that may be aerosolized should be considered a potential means for the transmission of the Legionella bacteria.

Minerva Biolabs would like to introduce to you a solution: our legionella testing kits.

Minerva Biolabs offers AquaScreen® qPCR Detection kit series specifically designed for the quantitative detection and testing of common water pathogens such as Legionella.

View all of our legionella testing kits below.

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