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12th May 2020  Content supplied by: IDEXX Laboratories Inc

NF Validated AFNOR Certified Legiolert for Legionella pneumophila Detection

Legiolert offers easy, rapid and accurate detection of Legionella pneumophila with confirmed results within 7 days.

  • Detects Legionella pneumophila with equal or greater accuracy than traditional spread plate culture methods.
  • Delivers definitive culture results in 7 days without additional confirmation steps.
  • Simple culture test setup and read significantly reduce laboratory workflow.
  • Easy-to-use platform, similar to that of the Colilert Test.
  • Received NF Validation by AFNOR Certification, reference number IDX 33/06-06/19


  • Any brown colour and/or turbidity indicates a positive for Legionella pneumophila.
  • Platform similar to that of the Colilert-18 Test: Ready-to-use reagents, no media preparation.
  • Used with Quanti-Tray/Legiolert for Most Probable Number (MPN) enumeration.


  • Specifically detects Legionella pneumophila, the primary cause of Legionnaires’ disease.1
  • Any brown colour and/or turbidity indicates a positive and minimises subjective result interpretation.


  • Confirmed results in 7 days without additional steps.
  • Streamlined workflow with less than 2 minutes of hands-on time.
  • Quality control procedure can be done in 15 minutes.



1. Surveillance report: Legionnaires' disease in Europe (Years 2009-2015). Stockholm, Sweden: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control; published 2011-2017.

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