Legionella Testing in Water
Although Legionella is common in many environments, including soil and aquatic systems, it can cause serious illness. If you work or live in an environment that you think may be infected with Legionella, it is imperative to perform Legionella testing using a trusted laboratory.
Analysis of Legionella is also necessary to comply with Quebec’s provincial regulations. The Régie du Bâtiment du Québec’s Building Chapter Safety Code was recently updated in regards to testing for Legionella in water cooling towers. Maxxam offers an enumeration method for Legionella spp by culture with an identification of Legionella pneumophila, the principal species causing legionellosis. Maxxam is accredited by the Ministère du Développement Durable, de l’Environnement, de la Faune et des Parcs (MDDEFP) for domain 606.
Maxxam’s analytical method is inspired from recognized methods for Legionella determination.
Quality controls are performed with known Legionella strains for every series of analysis to ensure validity of results obtained. Results are reported in CFU/L (colony-forming unit per litre of water).
Download Maxxam’s technical bulletin for additional information on Legionella analysis and regulations.
For more information regarding Legionella analysis, please contact your Maxxam account manager.