As one of the first legionella testing companies in the country, GTS Legionella Water Testing Lab has been providing testing services all over the world for 35 years. The legionella testing lab was started in 1981 by Richard Gilpin, PhD, a research microbiologist and recognized expert on quantitative legionella testing when CDC referred clients who wanted legionella testing to him. In our time in operation, we’ve tested thousands of samples for legionella bacteria in water-containing equipment and plumbing lines.
Legionella bacteria are naturally found in surface water, ground water, and aerated biofilms. These bacteria enter buildings and mechanical equipment through the water supply and will thrive in warm water found in hot water tanks, cooling towers, etc. When inhaled, they cause a severe and lethal form of pneumonia, Legionnaires’ Disease (legionellosis).
Unlike other legionella testing companies, GTS Legionella Water Testing Lab also offers biosafety training course (Control of Biohazards Course) options for microbiology research staff, administrators, and safety department staff. These training courses first began with the “Control of Biohazards Course” in 1979 at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD and have since become a recognized course worldwide. Our four-day long biosafety in-house training course is held on your site, and we offer biosafety topics such as Biosafety Practices and Techniques, Biosafety Cabinets, Risk Management, Disinfection/Decontamination, and the 2016 NIH Guidelines.
Our Blog Site provides more information. Since 1986, Richard Gilpin, PhD Ltd has provided expert witness testimony and biosafety consulting.
For more biosafety training or legionella testing information, contact us today via our contact form or call 855-628-7853.