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Legionella Analysis in Drinking Water

Legionella bacteria propagate in warm water. They can lead to serious respiratory conditions. Infections are caused by inhaling aerosols (minute droplets of atomised water), which occur when showering and in other places. The bacteria can penetrate the respiratory organs where they may cause severe pneumonia. Two forms are known: Legionella pneumonia and the less severe Pontiac fever. In favourable conditions, Legionella bacteria are found in any building with hot water pipes. The Drinking Water Ordinance (TrinkwV) prescribes regular analyses to minimise risk exposure in public facilities.

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So regular laboratory analyses remain the safest bet. We analyse your water samples, and provide you with the accredited certainty that your water pipes do not present any risk.

  • Residential properties
  • Hospitals
  • Dialysis centres
  • Rehab centres
  • Nursing homes
  • Medical and dental practices
  • Hotels
  • Swimming pools and other areas with ‘wet zones’.
  • large companies with sizeable sanitary facilities
  • The act of taking samples of drinking water is a key part of the analysis that influences the results just as much as the laboratory examination itself. It is imperative that the samples are taken by specialist personnel on-site and that the ambient conditions are checked and documented. We offer sampling services, which we conduct ourselves or commission from a specialist provider in your vicinity.
  • Transport of the samples to our laboratory.
  • Analysis according to all of the standards of the accredited laboratory and based on the requirements set forth by the UBA.
  • A meaningful certificate to help you demonstrate your conscientious approach to patients, guests or visitors. The more proactive approach to hygiene pays off. 
  • Naturally, we are happy to analyse your water to detect other germs or chemical residues on request.
  • We provide clinics with all hygiene services from a single source. Analyses of endoscopes and respirators, germ identification, geno-typing, resistance testing, infection management and consulting, hygiene plans, training and much more.

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Nationwide service in Germany: Specification of the sampling points, notification of the tenants, logistics, submission of the test report and control of the Legionella bacteria findings from a single source.


Section 14(3) of the Drinking Water Ordinance (TrinkwV) 2001 requires testing of water in properties in which ‘there is a large system for the heating of drinking water that is used to dispense water, with due consideration of Section 6, within the framework of commercial or public activities ...’

‘The duty to conduct analyses under sentence 1 applies to systems that include showers or other facilities that produce drinking water aerosols ...’

The assessment is described in DVGW work sheet W 551 (dated April 2004).

DIN 19643-1:2012-11 describes the terms for legionella bacteria analyses in bathing water


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Fellbach wird neuer Laborstandort
Nach zweijähriger Planungs- und Umbauphase entstand in Fellbach das neue Labor der SYNLAB Analytics & Services Germany GmbH.
Aug 10, 2018 Continue
Trinkwasser – Schulung für Probenahme nach § 15 TrinkwV in Markkleeberg!

Am 04. September 2018 bieten wir in Markkleeberg sowohl eine Grundschulung als auch eine Wiederholungsschulung / Auffrischungsschulung zur Entnahme von Trinkwasser an.

SYNLAB  Analytics & Services Germany GmbH hat die Schulungsinhalte aktualisiert und der Novellierung der Trinkwasserverordnung (zuletzt geändert am 08.01.2018) angepasst. Die Schulung wird von eigenen Referenten mit langjähriger Erfahrung in der Trinkwasserprobenahme und -analytik durchgeführt.

Zur Anmeldung folgen Sie bitte dem entsprechenden Link:

04.09.2018 Markkleeberg: Grundschulung 

04.09.2018 Markkleeberg: Wiederholungsschulung


Aug 03, 2018 | HygieneContinue
Trinkwasser – Schulungstermine für Probenahme nach § 15 TrinkwV aktualisiert!

Auch nach der Novellierung der Trinkwasserverordnung (zuletzt geändert am 08.01.2018) ist die Qualitätssicherung der Probenahme von Trinkwasser oberstes Gebot. Auch bei der Probenahme von Legionellen in Hausinstallationen spielt die korrekte Durchführung eine große Rolle für das Ergebnis.

SYNLAB  Analytics & Services Germany GmbH  hat daher seine Schulungsinhalte aktualisiert und bietet auch weiterhin Sachkundelehrgänge zur Entnahme von Trinkwasser an. Neben den Grundschulungen werden auch Wiederholungsschulungen / Auffrischungsschulungen angeboten.

Unsere aktuellen Schulungstermine im Herbst 2018:

04.09.2018 Markkleeberg: Grundschulung 

04.09.2018 Markkleeberg: Wiederholungsschulung

06.09.2018 Berlin: Grundschulung

06.09.2018 Berlin: Wiederholungsschulung

25.09.2018 Augsburg: Grundschulung

25.09.2018 Augsburg: Wiederholungsschulung

27.09.2018 Weiden: Grundschulung

27.09.2018 Weiden: Wiederholungsschulung

09.10.2018 Stuttgart: Grundschulung

09.10.2018 Stuttgart: Wiederholungsschulung

11.10.2018 Kempten: Grundschulung

11.10.2018 Kempten: Wiederholungsschulung

Eine Gesamtübersicht aller Schulungen finden Sie hier.


Jul 19, 2018 | HygieneContinue
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