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Special Pathogens Laboratory provides evidence-based solutions to detect, control and remediate Legionella and other waterborne pathogens. You can depend on our multidisciplinary team of experts from microbiology, engineering, infectious disease, public health, and communication to deliver reliable results, outbreak prevention, and help you mitigate liability.

TESTING

Proactive routine monitoring is the keystone of prevention. Our experienced microbiologists have unique and specialized knowledge to help you test for Legionella and waterborne pathogens. Our proprietary and accredited protocols ensure the highest level of accuracy so you can respond not react to what’s in your water®.

WATER MANAGEMENT

Steer clear of compliance and regulatory pitfalls through total Legionella control, remediation strategies, and outbreak response. Our multidisciplinary team of experts provides a simple stepwise approach so you can manage your risk with less anxiety.

EDUCATION

Understanding Legionella empowers you to protect your people and your reputation. Making the right decisions to prevent disease means making evidence-based decisions. Our Legionella expertise supports your team so you can design and implement a more effective water management program.

DR. JANET E. STOUT

President

About The Legionella Experts®

Make The Legionella Experts® part of your team that is led by Dr. Stout, an infectious disease microbiologist who is internationally renowned for more than 30 years of pioneering research and expertise in Legionella control and prevention. Self-described as a “Legionellologist,” she is president of Special Pathogens Laboratory, and research associate professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering.

Legi Solutions

We do the work for you! Get ASHRAE 188 and CMS compliant water safety and management plans. It’s fast easy and affordable. No Legionella or ASHRAE expertise required. Backed by Special Pathogens Laboratory.

Every water management plan needs professional quality process flow diagrams. We’ve made it easy for you to create your diagrams for ASHRAE 188 Legionella water management plans.

News and Events

Legionella Guidebook

November 23, 2020
Puzzled by Legionella? A Guide to Understanding Prevention, Detection, and Water Management Whether you’re studying....
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PUZZLED BY LABORATORY ISOLATION OF NTM? December 9

November 23, 2020
PUZZLED BY LABORATORY ISOLATION OF NTM? Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are an increasingly frequent cause of....
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Register for Next IAPMO/ASSE 12080 Certification Training, February 1-3, 2021

September 21, 2020
IAPMO, Special Pathogens Laboratory Offer Third ASSE 12080 Certification Training The International Association of Plumbing and....
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What People Are Saying

"Dr. Janet Stout and her staff are always available and most responsive by phone and e-mail to my questions and inquiries for help and guidance. Their recommendations are professional and supported by facts and qualified references."

CERTIFIED WATER TREATMENT PROFESSIONAL, LANCASTER, PA.

"Dr. Janet Stout was the first to demonstrate the link between Legionella in hospital water systems and Legionnaires' disease. This discovery shifted the focus of research and water treatment from cooling towers to potable water systems."

NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

"SPL's study, 'A proactive approach to prevention of health care-acquired Legionnaires' disease: the Allegheny County (Pittsburgh) experience,' is the first and only study to show the efficacy of a Legionella prevention guideline."

SQUIER CL, STOUT JE, KRSYTOFIAK S, ET AL. AM J INFECT CONTROL. 2005;33:360-7

"From the beginning of our experience with SPL, I knew we were on the right track to solve our five year problem with Legionella."

INFECTION PREVENTIONIST, ALBANY, NEW YORK

"According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released in August 2011, over the past 10 years, Legionnaires' disease cases have increased by 217 percent. That translates to 18,000 to 20,000 cases annually in the United States. Of those cases, 10 to 30 percent were fatal."

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