Legionella Sampling and Analysis

 

Legionella Sampling and Analysis

 Legionnaires’ disease was first recognised in July 1976 and the bacterium later isolated and named Legionella Pneumophila. Since then, over 50 other species of Legionella have been described of which at least 20 have been associated with disease in humans. These organisms are opportunistic human pathogens, widespread in the natural aquatic environment and in artificial water systems including cooling towers and condensers, hot and cold water systems in large buildings, such as hospitals and hotels, and spa pools.

Nicholls Colton Group undertake  sampling and testing in accordance with  BS 7592:2008 Sampling for Legionella bacteria in water systems.