LEGIONELLA ANALYSIS TESTING LABORATORY

LEGIONELLA ANALYSIS

Laboratorio Control has been performing analyses for Legionella since its foundation in 1992. During this time, our laboratories has become first choice for numerous companies who have placed their trust in us.

The laboratory disposes of two of the most effective technologies for Legionella analysis:

  • Legionella cultivation in accordance with the ISO 11731 Standard.
  • Specific quantitative PCR for Legionella pneumophila.

LEGIONELLA ANALYSIS BY CULTIVATION

Laboratorio Control is accredited by ENAC (the Spanish national accreditation body) since 2001, to analyse samples of drinking water and cooling systems for Legionella in accordance with ISO 11731 ( part 1, 1998) entitled “ Water quality- Detection and Enumeration of Legionella “. Our Laboratory was the first in Spain to receive ENAC accreditation to analyse Legionella in compliance with ISO 1173.

LEGIONELLA ANALYSIS BY PCR

In order to reduce turnaround time in Legionella pneumophila detection, we have equipped our Laboratory with one of the most advanced molecular biology techniques: Real Time PCR. It´s an evolution of the classic PCR, developed by Kary Mullis for which he received the Nobel Prize in 1993. It has been recognised as one of the most powerful tools in the field of microbiology.

With this new technology, including all phases of the analysis, the concentration of the sample, extraction of DNA and Real Time PCR we can guarantee delivery of results within 24-48 hours after receipt of the sample.

 

 

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