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Legionella and Legionellosis

Legionella bacteria can lead to legionellosis and is commonly found in water, including potable drinking water systems where the bacteria can multiply. Aerosolized legionella that is inhaled can lead to serious infections and pneumonia. Regular testing for Legionella can prevent outbreaks of legionellosis, including deadly Legionnaire’s Disease (LD). In fact, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) claims that 90% of LD outbreaks could be prevented with an improved water management plan. That’s where Criterion Labs can help!

Legionella Laboratory Services

Criterion Labs is a leading provider of Legionella water testing and our Laboratory is part of the CDC ELITE Program. We can quantify 16 serotypes for Legionella pneumophila and many other species of Legionella.

Criterion’s laboratory is accredited, fast and responsive and can provide the necessary sampling equipment needed for testing.

qPCR Legionella Testing

Criterion offers qPCR Legionella testing and Legionnaire testing with fast results, getting results to you in as little as 24 hours.

Traditional Legionella Analysis

Criterion offers traditional Legionella analysis using plate cultures. Our lab participates in the CDC ELITE Program for the analysis of Legionella bacteria in drinking water. Click this link to see the CDC ELITE Member List.

Legionella bacteria causes infections that vary in severity from mild illnesses to potentially-fatal Legionnaires’ disease. Information about Legionella bacteria, Legionnaire’s, and Legionellosis is provided by the World Health Organization (WHO). Click here to view the WHO Fact Sheet.

Legionella Environmental Assessment and Sampling Plan

Call Criterion for information about an environmental assessment to identify areas with increased risk of Legionella growth and spread.

Criterion can also develop a CDC Sampling Procedure and sampling plan that fits your entire building water system.

Visit the CDC’s web page for more information about Legionella testing.