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6th November 2023  Content supplied by: Southern Group Laboratory

High-quality Culture Media for Water Testing from SGL

SGL is one of the largest providers of pre-poured microbiological culture media for all applications in water testing. This ranges from the estimation of overall numbers of culturable micro-organisms right through to the highly sensitive detection of waterborne contamination including the specific isolation of Legionella pneumophilia.

Water quality is a major concern for public health. Monitoring and testing water for the presence of Legionella species is a fundamental aspect of assessing water quality. SGL supplies high quality ready-to-use Legionella testing media with fast reliable results and consistency.

Media for Legionella Detection:
- GVPC Agar
- BCYE Agar
- BCYE-cys Agar
- Legionella Acid Buffer

All Legionella testing media conforms to the formulation and performance requirements of ISO 11731 Water Quality – Enumeration of Legionella

To cut costs on your Legionella testing media, reach out to our sales team for a price comparison quote at

For the identification of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 and serogroups 2-15 and non-L. pneumophila species of clinical significance grown on selective media, SGL also supply a rapid Legionella Latex confirmation assay.

Other Organisms: SGL’s expertise continues through to a standard suite of ready-prepared media for all water testing applications ranging from standard agar to chromogenic media and accompanying reagents:

  • E. coli and Coliforms (such as MLGA Agar)
  • Pseudomonas (such as Pseudomonas CFC and CN Agar)
  • Enterococci (such as Slanetz & Bartley Agar)
  • Clostridium perfringens (such as Perfringens TSC agar and Acid Phosphatase)
  • General Recovery (such as R2A Agar)

Quality and Service:

  • SGL’s laboratory is accredited by UKAS for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025 and all Legionella media conforms to the requirements of ISO 11731
  • Gain efficiency in release testing with large single batches available from stock.
  • Reduce waste with flexible deliveries to meet changes in demand.
  • Achieve a low cost per test with competitively priced testing media from SGL.

Visit our website for more information or click on the Request Information button below to directly contact SGL.

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Date Published: 6th November 2023

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