Criterion is equipped with State-of-the-Art qPCR instruments and techniques to perform Legionella testing with 24-hour turnaround.

Criterion’s lab has the Center for Disease Control (CDC) documentation of proficiency from the Environmental Legionella Isolation Techniques Evaluation Program for the analysis of Legionella bacteria (CDC ELITE Program).

We can quantitatively determine 16 serotypes for Legionella pneumophila and many other species of Legionella.  Criterion’s Field Service technicians will collect the appropriate samples or we can provide sampling supplies and guidance to collect your own samples.

Criterion can also develop water management plans to ASHRAE, CDC and Veterans Administration Standards and assist in the plans regular updates.

If you perform your own sampling, Criterion can provide you with the sampling equipment and media.

Note: Reopening facilities are at particularly high risk of Legionella contamination due to stagnant water. Click here to learn more.