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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
Selected distribution challenges the detection and quantification of Legionella spp. by molecular methods.
For further information please contact us at:
Food and environmental proficiency testing unit (FEPTU)
Public Health England 61 Colindale Avenue London NW9 5EQ