24 Hour Legionella Testing
Rapid Legionella PCR test – get your UKAS accredited Legionella sample result within 24 hours by SMS text.
In partnership with an external UKAS accredited laboratory, SMS Environmental can now offer Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Legionella testing that gives an accurate legionella result within 24 hours – this can be crucial when you need the information to reopen a facility or system knowing that it’s safe to operate.
The standard method for the quantification of Legionella in water systems is the culture method which is labour intensive and can take up to 12 days to generate a confirmed result.
With the most significant advancement in legionella testing for 30 yearsSMS Environmental is able to offer a real-time assay for the quantification of Legionella in environmental samples using GeneExtract® for DNA extraction and purification and GeneDisc® Cycler for real-time PCR.
Benefits of the Rapid Legionella PCR test
Our Rapid Legionella PCR service includes:
Rapid Legionella PCR Analytical process
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How does the Genesystem® detect only viable Legionella?
A: The 0.45µm polycarbonate membrane lets free DNA pass through the membrane and retains fully formed cells. Therefore only viable Legionella are retained on the membrane.
Q: What is the difference between CFU and GU?
A: CFU is a measure unit of the ability of a cell to form a colony. GU is a measure of DNA present in a single cell. GU values are often higher because it detects stressed cells or intra-organelle cells which wouldn’t normally be detected by culture methods.
For your Rapid Legionella PCR test contact us now.