The Legionella Handbook is a great tool to learn more about the proper sampling methods and where to sample. Recent outbreaks of Legionella across the country have raised concern in the healthcare community. Cases are estimated to be between 52,000 – 70,000 annually per the CDC. These increases may be partially attributed to buildings currently reopening after extended COVID-19 closures.
Types of Legionella testing methods:
- – Legionella CDC Culture Method
- – Legionella ISO 11731:2017 Culture
- – Legiolert Liquid Culture Method
- – qPCR for Legionella pneumophila