Collection content

Microbial group/s​: Bacteria
Total number of strains​: Not specified
Taxa (number of strains)​:
Legionella spp.
Isolation source/Origin ​: Environmental origin: cooling towers, drinking water, swimming pools, waste water, surface water…
Preservation method​: Lyophilized
Information management​: -
Characterization level​:
Information available about identification of L. pneumophila species and serogroup.


External users: Management of isolated strains.
Internal users: Sale of lyophilized material with information on the origin of the sample.


Key words:
Legionella, water, environmental diagnosis
Summary: Laboratory of environmental diagnosis, particularly, in the case of Legionella, accredited for culture isolation, detection and quantification by PCR.

Quality Certifications

UNE-EN ISO 9001: Quality Management Systems. Requirements.

Accreditation under the UNE-EN ISO / IEC 17025 standard according to the corresponding technical annex (currently UNE-EN ISO 11731: 2017, previous version of the standard in the period of isolation of the samples) for drinking, residual, continental, marine waters, water from cooling towers and solids; and Legionella pneumophila serogrouping by latex agglutination (internal procedure).

Brief historical review

The strain were isolated from samples received in our laboratory between 2005 and 2016. Information available about if strains are of L. pneumophila species, and corresponding serogroup.