Legionella Testing - Laboratory Water Analysis

Our Legionella water analysis is available to order from our web shop today.

New qPCR Legionella Analysis available with results in under 24hr

Legionella Lab Water Testing

Legionnaires disease is a potentially fatal infection with members of the bacterial genus Legionella. The disease is caught by the inhalation of droplets of water from water systems containing the organism at high levels. Although Legionnaires disease is relatively rare, other, less serious, infections also occur, such as Pontiac Fever and Lochgoilhead Fever. The true numbers of Legionella infections are not known but the detected outbreaks attract massive publicity and could cause system operators to be prosecuted for serious offences. The HSE publishes guidance on Legionella control and Legionella Testing, known as L8. Complying with L8 helps you to comply with the law.

Feedwater Ltd is a founder member of the Legionella Control Association and runs a UKAS accredited micro laboratory for the testing of Legionella and other water-based bacteria. This analysis is readily available for order online where customers are provided sample kits with pre-paid return packet for analysis at the lab. Where required Feedwater’s nationwide team of consultants can perform sampling as a service also advising on suitable sample points.

Legionella Water Analysis

£39 - £59.00 exc. VAT
Rated 5.00 out of 5
Quantity Discounts Available (Price Per Sample)
1+6+11+20+49+
£59£53£46£43£39
  • UKAS accredited analysis
  • Free sampling pack
  • Free Shipping
  • Included Pre-Paid return pack to Lab
  • Expert interpretation and advice available – Unique Service
  • Immediate reporting of any positive results
  • Confidential service
  • Standard Culture test takes at least 10 days (New Rapid 24h analysis also available)

We recommend you use one sample bottle for each sample point. Do not mix samples from more than one tap into the same bottle as this can dilute a positive result and gives no indication of the affected outlet.

We require a full 250ml sample to be able to perform this test. Refunds will not be offered where minimum sample requirements are not met.

New rapid 24h Legionella test results available click here

Legionella Analysis & Control

We have taken a deliberate decision to be a Centre of Excellence for legionella control, and this is one of the reasons why we are the only UK water treatment company to have its own in-house laboratory accredited by UKAS to carry out legionella analysis & legionnaires testing services. As a further differentiator Feedwater are now one of the only labs in the country to have a qPCR machine for Legionella analysis in under 24hrs! We are legionella experts and our laboratory is always one of the top performers in the HPA EQA scheme.

This means that you can not only be confident of the accuracy of the test results, but also be assured that they will be available in the shortest possible time, with the appropriate interpretation available both from highly-qualified laboratory personnel and our technical service team.

24Hr Results for Legionella Testing

As well as the standard CULTURE method which is accredited by UKAS, we also offer the qPCR rapid screening method that can potentially provide legionella testing results on the day the sample comes in! This is particularly useful in a high risk situation or when a quick answer is required such as for cooling towers or the hotel industry where waiting for news of a negative result can mean rooms out of use for over a week.
So if you want to organise Legionella sampling, or you are worried about Legionnaires’ Disease then Contact Us today.

*The HSE publication “Legionnaires’ Disease: The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems – Approved Code of Practice and Guidance (L8)”, states that legionella testing should only be undertaken by laboratories which are accredited to do so by UKAS and who take part in the Health Protection Agency external quality assessment scheme.

pdf downloadNew 2013 L8 guidelines released, links can be found here

Legionella Water Analysis

£39 - £59.00 exc. VAT
Rated 5.00 out of 5
Quantity Discounts Available (Price Per Sample)
1+6+11+20+49+
£59£53£46£43£39
  • UKAS accredited analysis
  • Free sampling pack
  • Free Shipping
  • Included Pre-Paid return pack to Lab
  • Expert interpretation and advice available – Unique Service
  • Immediate reporting of any positive results
  • Confidential service
  • Standard Culture test takes at least 10 days (New Rapid 24h analysis also available)

We recommend you use one sample bottle for each sample point. Do not mix samples from more than one tap into the same bottle as this can dilute a positive result and gives no indication of the affected outlet.

We require a full 250ml sample to be able to perform this test. Refunds will not be offered where minimum sample requirements are not met.

New rapid 24h Legionella test results available click here

qPCR Rapid 24h Legionella Water Analysis + Culture Test

£159.00 exc. VAT

BULK BUY DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE

Includes

  • qPCR Rapid Legionella analysis (Not UKAS)
  • Standard Legionella Culture analysis (UKAS Accredited)
  • Free sampling pack
  • Free Shipping
  • Included Pre-Paid return pack to Lab
  • Expert interpretation and advice available – Unique Service
  • Immediate reporting of any positive results
  • Confidential service

We recommend you use one sample bottle for each sample point. Do not mix samples from more than one tap into the same bottle.

We require the sample bottle full to be able to perform this test. Refunds will not be offered where minimum sample requirements are not met.

Just looking for the cheaper standard legionella culture test? click here

Online Legionella Training Course

£60.00 exc. VAT
Rated 4.00 out of 5

Feedwater are now offering a RoSPA accredited online legionella awareness training course suitable for site operators with some responsibility over legionella control or those seeking knowledge and awareness on the causes of and prevention methods for controlling legionella risk.

This course is not enough for the site’s responsible person in charge of legionella control, a full day course should be sought for this, Feedwater run quarterly awareness courses and can offer training at your site if needed. Exam and certificate is included within this course.

The online training course is performed by video in 6 modules each with multiple choice questions at the end. A pass rate of 70% is needed to pass each module, the modules can be reviewed and re-performed until this is achieved. The video content is 75 minutes and a certificate for passing is provided at the end.

Payment can be made when signing up to the course on a gateway using card payment. Additionally for non card payment by emailing or calling and asking to speak to Ben Parkinson about setting up an account. Other payments can be PO or bank transfer, orders for 10 or more licences may be eligible for discount when going through this route.

If you have any queries please email us.

How do I know when and where to sample?

A sampling regime should be laid out in your Legionella Risk Assessment to advise on what sample points to sample and how often to perform this analysis. If your business doesn’t have a Legionella Risk Assessment or it doesn’t advise on a sampling regime then please speak to us for advice and to arrange an assessment if required.

How can I arrange Legionella sampling?

We offer a service where we take samples from your systems, (identifying sampling points if required) Legionella sampling and all types of water testing can be carried out on a one-off or contract basis. Contact us to discuss your water analysis requirements.

If you wish to sample yourself then you can we offer sample kits in our web shop for easy online ordering, simple fill, return and wait for your results. Micro Web Shop.

How does postal sampling work?

(Legionella sampling kits now available in our online shop)

  • Feedwater will send you appropriate sterile bottles together with a prepaid postage label, packaging and comprehensive instructions
  • You select a sample point and take the sample
  • You post it to the lab on the day of sampling together with your contact details including email address
  • We will process the sample and report the results to you by pdf email as soon as the sample is complete
  • We will tell you what the results mean so you can undertake any corrective action

* These tests are covered in our UKAS accreditation Schedule

pdf downloadDownload our current UKAS Accreditation Schedule

How can I arrange sampling?

If you require a service where we visit site to perform one-off or periodic sampling we can arrange for one of our local consultants to take on this role, if required they may also be able to assist in identifying sampling points, in the case of Legionella sampling it is a requirement for businesses that a legionella risk assessment is performed to identify risk to people and which outlets need to be periodically sampled. If you think you may require a legionella risk assessment please speak to us. In many cases it is simpler and much more cost effective to order sample kits from us online, these include sample bottles and prepaid mailing packs so that you can collect the samples and courier them to us for rapid analysis. This service is available to both our UK and overseas customers (for certain analysis).

Legionella sampling and all types of water testing can be carried out on a one-off or contract basis. Contact us to discuss your water analysis requirements.

Disinfection Services

Water hygiene is an important part of legionella control and our teams of highly trained technicians routinely disinfect both new and incoming water supplies using chlorine in accordance with the requirements of BS6700. If you require tank cleaning, showerhead descaling and other legionella control service please contact us.

Additionally for competent operators and service providers Feedwater can provide chemical bundles for these bundles which are available to order online.

Water Storage Tank Disinfection Bundle

£109.00£146.00 exc. VAT
Rated 5.00 out of 5

Available in 10kg or 25kg variations

Package contains:

Feedchlor (10kg or 25kg)
Dechlor (10kg or 25kg)
(Liquid chemicals)

Chlorine Test Strips (100)

Please be aware that Feedwater offer tank cleaning as a service if you are looking to get a professional cleaning team in.

Safety Data Sheet emailed upon order.

For business and contractors use only.
Product unsuitable for public & domestic usage.

Product description and usage details below.

How can we help?

Testing for Legionella in water is recommended in L8. Testing can help you to identify possible sources of infection and assist in the overall management of your water system. Our UKAS accredited laboratory is a centre for excellence in Legionella control and analyses thousands of samples every year using internationally approved methods. Samples can either be collected by our sampling teams or taken by you and sent to our lab by post.

Contact Us

Title & Full Name*

Company Name*

Your Email*

Telephone Number*

Country or Town*

Your Enquiry