Legionella: To Sample, or Not To Sample?...That is the Question

What's required and what is my sampling plan?

  • 9 juillet 2019
  • Author: Dominick Tuzzo
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Legionella: To Sample, or Not To Sample?...That is the Question

The simple answer is no (not directly), and here’s why:  There is no known safe level of Legionella in a building water system.  Therefore, even a non-detect sample result is not necessarily “safe.” The reason why is because the life cycle of this organism, coupled with the stresses put on it via temperature, disinfectants, etc. found within building water systems, may cause it to enter a viable but non-culturable (VBNC) state. 

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