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.

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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.

 

Legionella Testing in Water

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Donna Garbutt, M.B.A. Chief Executive Officer Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2200 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility. LinkedIn
Maxxam Analytics Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2200 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility.
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