Guidance

Legionella molecular scheme: recent intended results for distribution

This external quality assessment scheme (EQA) challenges the detection and quantification of Legionella spp. by molecular methods.

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Legionella molecular scheme: intended results for LM3 distribution

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The legionella molecular scheme includes samples containing a range of different serogroups of Legionella pneumophila and Legionella spp. other than L.pneumophila.

This scheme focuses on raising awareness on the:

  • molecular methods used
  • variations of the molecular methods used which can subsequently highlight differences in PT results obtained
  • limitation of molecular methods available on the market
  • updates in ISO methods
Published 11 May 2017
Last updated 29 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Legionella molecular scheme: intended results for LM3 distribution'.
  2. Replaced G103 with intended results for LM2 distribution.
  3. First published.