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27th June 2017  Content supplied by: Bio-Rad Laboratories

Complete Testing Solutions for Legionella in Water, Biofilm and Aerosols

DNA extraction for Legionella testingBio-Rad provides a complete range of products for the detection and the quantification of Legionella. Products comply with regulatory standards and allow for risk management based on accurate and rapid results. These Legionella testing products are suitable for water supply systems, water intended for human consumption, hot water for sanitation purposes, water for industrial use, natural mineral water, water for recreational activities, biofilms, and aerosol samples. Real-time PCR - range includes: iQ-Check Screen for Legionella spp. and L. pneumophilia.



  • compatible with all types of water (water systems, drinking water as well as cooling tower water)
  • delivering results in 4 hours from sample receipt with no confirmation needed
  • can detect Legionella spp. and L. pneumophilia in the same assay
  • 96 well format allows for adaptable number of assays per run
  • Fully automated results with internal positive and negative control
  • NF VALIDATION certified


Fast, Reliable, and Sensitive Results with iQ-Check Legionella Kits Real-time PCR methods provide same day results while ensuring reliable detection of all Legionella species. DNA is extracted and purified using the Aquadien Kit, which results in high yields of DNA. This kit is suitable for all types of water including hot sanitary water and water from spas and cooling towers, and has an optimized protocol for samples containing PCR inhibitors. The PCR solutions for Legionella testing are AFNOR ISO validated (NF VALIDATION by AFNOR certification). Key Benefits:

  • Fast - 4 hr from sample to results, No confirmation needed
  • Reliable - Detects all Legionella species including viable but nonculturable (VBNC) and intraamoebal, includes positive/negative DNA controls and internal control, avoids contamination risk by not requiring post-PCR processing
  • Convenient - All reagents provided with the kits, automated result interpretation
  • High Performance - NF VALIDATION certified according to the T90-471 and ISO/TS 12869 standards, Gene-specific primers and probes for maximum specificity, Quantification Standards connected to the Standard Reference Material

Watch Bio-Rad's Recorded Webinar on Legionella Testing Solutions   Traditional Culture Media and Confirmation - In addition to the iQ-Check real-time PCR range Bio-Rad also have a range of Legionella culture media and confirmation kits including:

  • BCYE agar +/- L-Cysteine
  • Columbia Agar +Horse Blood Agar
  • GVPC Agar
  • Legionella pneumophilia and Legionella spp. Latex Kit
  • MonoFluo Kit for L. pneumophilia

Click here to watch video demonstrating the Aquadien™ Bacterial DNA Extraction and Purification Kit

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Date Published: 27th June 2017

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