Environmental Microbiology


Legionella Water Testing


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 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 for Reopening Buildings After Prolonged Shutdown or Reduced Operation article.

Call us at 210-493-7452 for any questions regarding testing your water system and cooling towers BEFORE you reopen.

Hyperion is one of the few small businesses in the U.S. that is qualified to perform testing for the presence of Legionella bacteria. We are listed as a testing lab by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and have CDC ELITE certification. Hyperion’s laboratory is also certified as an Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program (EMLAP) by the American Industrial Hyperion Associate (AIHA) and meets accreditation for ISO 17025 international standard.

Hyperion specializes in Legionella testing under culture method ISO 11731 and CDC Legionella Procedures.  In addition to providing laboratory analysis, Hyperion’s trained technicians conduct water collection and/or biofilm swab sampling for customers to support Legionella testing. For customers who prefer to collect their water samples, we offer DIY water sampling kits. Our Legionella sampling kits contain all supplies and instructions needed to effectively collect samples and return the samples to our laboratory for analysis. We provide detailed analysis reports with expert consultation available from one our Legionella testing experts.

LEGIONELLA BACTERIA AND LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE

Legionella bacteria in a facility’s water system can potentially lead to an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease. Legionnaires’ disease is a serious pneumonia type respiratory illness. According to the CDC, 1 in 10 people who develop the disease will die. When Legionella grow in the plumbing/water system it can spread through water droplets from faucets, showers, spas, cooling towers and other water sources. If vulnerable people, such as seniors or those with underlying health issues, breathe in the bacteria, they can become ill with Legionnaires’ disease.

The only way to know for sure that Legionella bacteria are not present in a water system is to test the water. The CDC provides guidance on Legionella Control including for routine sampling and laboratory analysis. Review at CDC Control Toolkit Routine Testing.

WHO WE SERVE

We offer services to all businesses at risk for Legionella such as the following:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Stand Alone Emergency Centers
  • Spas and Salons
  • Athletic Facilities and Gyms
  • Buildings with Cooling Towers
  • Apartment Buildings including Senior Living and Assisted Living Facilities
  • Schools
  • Hotels

Please contact us for planning your testing schedules and pricing. We offer tailored water testing plans to meet your needs. Whether you need collection and testing services or are interested in using our DIY Legionella Sampling kits with the included laboratory testing, we can help.

Hyperion provides environmental microbiology services for customers in locations across the United States. For instance, our technicians serve locations in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Florida, Texas, and more areas. When they come to your facility, they provide water sample collection and onsite measurements for temperature and biocides.

REQUEST A QUOTE

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

FORMS

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