Legionella Testing Kit

£40.00 +VAT

Test for Legionella with our convenient DIY testing kit which is analysed in UKAS accredited laboratories to detect any trace of the Legionella bacteria. Get peace of mind with our fast home testing kit!

The Legionella testing kit is an easy & inexpensive DIY kit to help you become legally compliant. Ordering a Legionella testing kit means you can carry out the legionella sampling in your own time without the need for an engineer’s visit.

Taking a sample is easy & we recommend using one test bottle per outlet in the water system so that you can identify the source of any positive results from the lab. Simply select the number of legionella samples you need and once you have chosen the number of samples required, the bottles will be sent to you in a single delivery including the pre-paid return packaging and instructions for you to carry out your DIY test. All our bottles provided are sterilised with Sodium Thiosulfate for the most accurate readings possible.

What is included in the legionella testing kit:

  • 1x Sterile Bottle
  • Instructions
  • UKAS accredited analysis
  • Free Sample Packaging
  • Pre-Paid Return Pack
  • Confidential Service
  • Results & Certificate
  • Laboratory testing takes at least 10-14 days

All orders are posted on Mondays only (example – if you make your order on a Thursday your delivery will be actioned on the next Monday). Delivery fee for UK mainland is £20.00+VAT. This includes delivery to your address and pre-paid packaging for the return of the samples for analysis.

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What comes with the pack?

  • x1 Sterile Sample Bottle
  • x1 Instructions
  • x1 Pre-Paid Return Pack

Can I mix the samples?

It is recommended that you use one sample bottle for each sample point. Do not mix samples from more than one tap as this will dilute positive results and gives no indication of what outlet or area is affected.

How much water should I sample?

The bottle must be full, with at least 250ml of water to undertake the test. Refunds will not be offered where minimum sample requirements are not met.

How long does it take to get the results?

We will start analysing your water sample as soon as we receive the bottles. The legionella bacteria culture test tasks at least 10 days to confirm results.

What the results mean?

uRisk is a water hygiene specialist, so unlike many other water testing service providers we are not just a laboratory we're water hygiene consultants, and therefore can explain what your results mean, and what the next actions are to remove the bacteria from your water system. uRisk offers disinfection and chlorination services for legionella when detected.

Additional information

Weight1 kg
Dimensions25.5 × 15.5 × 14.5 cm

Legionella Testing Kit FAQs

What water systems should be tested?
  • Drinking water (including water dispensers and coffee machines)
  • Hot and cold water systems
  • Care Homes
  • Healthcare premises
  • Water heaters
  • Dental units
  • Swimming pools
  • Spa baths
  • Cooling towers
  • Eye showers
  • Eye wash units
  • Water fountains
  • Vending machines
  • Closed water systems
Who is this DIY Legionella testing kit for?

The DIY test kit is best suited for those who wish for non-intrusive testing of water in areas such as Doctors surgeries or Dental practices. You may also wish to have testing or sampling carried out at home. Alternatively if you’re working on a budget, then this is a great way to reduce costs by undertaking the sampling yourself. Removing the need for water hygiene specialists visiting to perform the sampling for you. Our test kit comes with easy to use instructions with full customer support if required.

How long does it take for the results from the lab?

We will start analysing your water sample as soon as we receive the bottles. The legionella bacteria culture test tasks at least 10 days to confirm results.

Can I mix samples?

It is recommended that you use one sample bottle for each sample point. Do not mix samples from more than one tap as this will dilute positive results and gives no indication of what outlet or area is affected. May companies provide sampling at low prices with this formula. It is not recommended and often becomes more expensive should you have a positive result, you will need to pay for more samples.

How much water should I take for the samples?

The bottle must be full, with at least 250ml of water to undertake the test. Refunds will not be offered where minimum sample requirements are not met.

What is the shelf life of this testing kit?

When it comes to testing water, time is of the essence! Once the sample is put into your sample bottle, we have 24 hours to get the test to our laboratories for testing. Any longer and this can make for inaccurate readings.

Does this kit test for all types of Legionella?

Yes! All types of legionella specifies are tested for with our legionella test kit.

How do I know what the results mean?

uRisk is a water hygiene specialist, so unlike many other water testing service providers we are not just a laboratory we’re water hygiene consultants, and therefore can explain what your results mean, and what the next actions are to remove the bacteria from your water system. You can find simple, easy to read result explanations with your sample report. And should you receive a positive result please do not panic, uRisk offers disinfection and chlorination services for legionella when detected.