About the Laboratory

COVID-19 UPDATE: Hyperion is open and available to support our customers. Our laboratory can send sampling supplies and receive samples for testing. If you have environmental microbiology or clinical reference testing needs call us at 210-493-7452.

If you have closed your building or have low occupancy due to the Coronavirus pandemic, you may need to take steps to ensure that your water system is safe before opening. See Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance here. Call us for any questions regarding testing your water system and cooling towers BEFORE you open.

Environmental Microbiology Laboratory

Hyperion Biotechnology is EMLAP certified for Legionella testingHyperion Biotechnology is CDC ELITE certified

Hyperion has Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program (EMLAP) accreditation from the AIHA Laboratory Accreditation Programs and is a Center for Disease Control (CDC) Environmental Legionella Isolation Techniques Evaluation (ELITE) certified laboratory for Legionella water testing.

Legionella Water Testing – Hyperion provides water sample collection services and testing for Legionella bacteria. Our trained collectors use established techniques to properly collect water from sources such as faucets and shower heads as well as from other sources including cooling towers. To validate a water system’s risk for Legionella pneumophila growth, Hyperion provides onsite testing and water quality measurements for temperature, pH, and biocides. In addition to water sampling, we also collect and test biofilm from tubs, spas, cooling towers and basins, and decorative water fountains for the presence of Legionella bacteria.

For customers who prefer to do their own water collection, Hyperion provides instructions and supplies needed to accurately collect samples and send to our laboratory for analysis.

We conduct  sample testing and analysis at our in-house laboratory. Hyperion’s trained personnel process water samples, analyze results, and provide reports regarding the detection of Legionella in water sources.  Our experienced water sample collection and testing personnel ensure accurate reporting of results.

Legionella bacteria growing in a building’s water system can lead to Legionnaires’ disease. If people breathe in aerosolized water from sources such as misters, faucets, shower heads, decorative fountains, and cooling towers that contain the bacteria they are at risk of developing the disease. Learn more about Legionella testing here.


To request a quote for Legionella water testing, please fill out this form and we will contact you shortly. Our experienced staff can answer your questions and explain the process for Legionella testing.

Clinical Reference Testing Services

Hyperion’s CLIA Certified Testing Laboratory services are available now. We offer ELISA and LC-MS/MS techniques and capabilities in toxicology, immunology, microbiology, and infectious disease.

Hyperion’s experts use saliva-based testing methods for fatigue, cortisol levels, performance biomarkers, and drugs of abuse.

Please contact us if you have any Clinical or Environmental Testing needs or would like more information on saliva-based testing.