Challenges and advances in laboratory methods for the detection of Legionella pneumophila in on-premise testing

Premise Microbial Testing
Oral Presentation

Prepared by V. Newport
IDEXX, One IDEXX Drive, Westbrook, Maine, 04092, United States


Contact Information: Veronica-Newport@IDEXX.com; 207 556 4000


ABSTRACT

Accurate detection and quantification of Legionella pneumophila in a water sample is critical to establishing and maintaining control strategies that support public health. Common challenges faced by laboratories in obtaining accurate and timely results will be discussed, including method options, materials considerations, reading of results, and their collective impact. Lessons learned during the development of a novel method that eliminates these barriers will be described.