Legionella Testing Kit – DIY Test for Legionella Bacteria in Water
Legionella Control Internationals innovative rapid legionella testing kit, LegionellaFast uses the latest “rapid-test” technology to detect Legionella bacteria in water. It is a quick and easy to use DIY tester that will deliver an accurate, straightforward YES::NO test result on-site in only 25 minutes.
LegionellaFast is an innovative rapid legionella test that needs no laboratory and is designed to give accurate in-field test results in only 25 minutes. It is the fastest legionella testing method commercially available on the market today.
LegionellaFast test has been developed to support a well planned programme for the control of legionella and is ideal for testing almost all water samples from sources including domestic hot and cold water systems, taps and showers, spa pools, water features, cooling systems and many other applications where Legionella bacteria and Legionnaires’ disease may present a risk to safety and health.
Key benefits of LegionellaFast
Take better control and improve your overall legionella testing, monitoring and risk management procedures with our state-of-the-art in-field legionella test.
- Improved Risk Management – Ideal when access to a legionella laboratory is impractical or speed is imperative
- On-site – The only genuine rapid legionella in-field test – Get results on-site – No waiting days for results – No transporting samples to the lab
- Simple DIY Self-Test – No specialist training required – Accurate, easy to understand YES::NO test result
- Fast – The world’s fastest legionella test – Gives results on-site in only 25 minutes
- Accurate – More accurate than a lab test for Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1
- Excellent Sensitivity – 100 CFU/litre (HSE ACOP L8 Standard)
- Enhanced Control – support your current legionella testing, monitoring and control activities with additional rapid testing
How rapid legionella testing works
LegionellaFast uses a Lateral Flow Immunochromatographic Assay (LFICA) to detect the presence of cell surface antigens from Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1* in only 25 minutes.
Once suitably filtered, the presence of the antigen in a water sample causes the “Test Line” to turn red in colour. A “Control Line” is also included which should always turn red if the test has been performed correctly.
LegionellaFast has been designed to test waters to a sensitivity of 100 CFU/L making it ideal when access to a legionella laboratory is impractical or speed is imperative.
LegionellaFast should be used to support your existing legionella risk management procedures and sampling programme and should not replace routine laboratory analysis.
Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1* (LpSG1), with a sensitivity of 100 CFU/L.
A positive test means that LpSG1 antigen has been detected in your water sample above the limit of detection for the test kit used.
A negative test result indicates that LpSG1 antigen has not been detected in your water sample or that the concentration was below the limit of detection.
Legionella detection method
Lateral Flow Immunochromatographic Assay (LFICA)
Lower limit of detection
Up to 100 CFU/L (0.1 CFU/mL)
Suggested sample volume
Sample should filter in less than 10 minutes.
LegionellaFast has been tested with a range of common biocides and biodispersants used in legionella control, at their normal maximum concentrations. The test should not be used on water systems treated with biguanide or THPS based biocides.
18 months from manufacture when stored at room temperature (<30°C) in original packaging.
Expert legionella testing and water analysis
For further information about our DIY legionella testing tools and risk management services please call 0330 223 36 86 to speak to one of our specialists or send your questions to us here … contact us
More aids to compliance…
- ACOP L8 compliance monitoring kit
- Chlorination testing kit
- Dip slides
- ATP meter
*This test kit will only detect the presence of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1, the causative organism responsible for 88% of all cases of Legionnaires’ disease – The European Centre of Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) Report – 2011. Other legionella species exist which may cause illness, and if present can indicate a lack of control of a water system.