Guidance

Legionella molecular scheme: sample instruction sheet

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

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Legionella molecular scheme: sample instruction sheet (English)

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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

Published 11 May 2017
Last updated 16 July 2018 + show all updates
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