Legionella Swab Test Kit

The World‘s Fastest Legionella Test

  • Conforms to regulatory guidelines
  • Weekly and monthly testing
  • Chlorine and Bromine options
  • Easy-to-use, uncompromised accuracy

Within a water system Legionella usually grow within biofilm (slime) found on the insides of pipe work, shower heads, cooling tower packing, or water tanks. Bacteria found in the planktonic phase (i.e. suspended in the water itself) are
usually an indicator of colonization of the biofilm.

Since a clean water sample does not equate to a clean system (proliferation of Legionella is greater in a biofilm than in water), this kit can be used to pinpoint the contamination in a system or to demonstrate cleanliness of an area after a
targeted cleaning.

Use this kit to find Legionella in their breeding ground -- this very selective test can detect legionella even in samples with very high background flora. With results in about 25 minutes, the test allows for immediate understanding and response to the water system conditions. Regular use will increase confidence in your Legionella control procedures and reduce risk of outbreaks and litigation!

Limit of Detection
200 CFU/I / Swabbed area

No. of Tests


Part Number 56B006401


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Product information

Legionella is the causative agent of Legionnaire’s disease, a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. Guidelines exist across the world for the control of Legionella.

In 2002, the Health and Safety Executive released guidelines for the control of Legionella, known as the L8 guidelines. These guidelines detail the key parameters that should be tested on a weekly and monthly basis to minimize the risk of Legionella proliferating to harmful levels in open water system.

The Lovibond® Legionella “L8” Test Kits contain the recommended tests for both weekly and monthly monitoring.

Title Online Download Type Format Language Direct Download
Datasheet 56B006401 - Legionella Swab Test Kit Datasheet PDF (0.20 MB)
Swab Legionella Field Test Kit Leaflets PDF (0.31 MB)
Instruction Manual Instruction Manual PDF (1.15 MB)
  • 5 Test Strips with Dispensing Pipettes
  • 5 Swabs
  • Recovery Buffer
  • 5 Reaction tubes
  • Instruction Manual
  • Carrying Case