Testing and Reporting

Is there any way to get culture results (Legionella) faster than the normal turnaround of 7-10 days
Legionella is a slow growing bacteria. If requested, we are able to provide a preliminary report 3-4 days after initial processing.
Thu, 19 Dec, 2019 at 11:22 AM
What method is used for Legionella culture?
The SPL culture method follows ISO 11731:2017(E) Water quality – Enumeration of Legionella.
Mon, 16 Mar, 2020 at 3:40 PM
What is our typical limit of detection for Legionella?
Less than 1 CFU/mL for routine testing of potable water (200 ml concentrated) 0.1 CFU/ml if concentrating a full liter of potable water 10 CFU/ml for CT ...
Wed, 18 Dec, 2019 at 3:16 PM
With regard to your APB-BART kits, can you list the major APB genera that you can assure the kit will detect (i.e. reference strains)?
The APB BART test detects aerobic and anaerobic bacteria that produce organic fatty acids which lower the pH of the environment. The manufacturer quality co...
Wed, 18 Dec, 2019 at 3:18 PM
Why do I not always receive a preliminary report?
A preliminary report is sent when a portion of the samples are completed, but there is still a sample(s) pending. This can happen when a sample is originall...
Wed, 18 Dec, 2019 at 3:20 PM
What do pending results mean?
A pending result means the sample is not yet complete and is still in process. Pending Legionella results are often the result of a sample being overgrown a...
Thu, 19 Dec, 2019 at 11:24 AM
What does it mean when a sample is “uninterpretable”?
A water or swab sample is uninterpretable if all isolation attempts (including heat and acid treatment) fail and the sample is still overgrown with backgrou...
Thu, 19 Dec, 2019 at 11:26 AM