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

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) provides a Legionella Environmental Assessment Form to help determine if a Legionella environmental sampling is recommended.

To discuss how we can help you with Legionella testing, call 215-244-1300, press “0” and ask to speak with a with a Project Manager about Legionella.

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).

Click this link to see the CDC ELITE Member List

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.