According to a recent market study published by Growth Market Reports, titled, “Global Legionella Testing Products Market by product, by material, by distribution channel, and by region: Size, Share, Trends and Opportunity Analysis, 2015-2030”, the market was valued at US$ 289.8 Mn in 2021 and is anticipated to grow at a growth rate of 9.8% by the year 2030.

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Legionella is a type of bacteria that causes a serious respiratory illness known as legionnaires disease. Legionnaires disease requires treatment with antibiotics and most cases of legionnaires are treated successfully with antibiotics. Hospitalization is often required for people affected with legionnaires disease. According to CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), about 15 out of 100 patients with legionnaire’s disease die from the infection.

According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), legionnaires disease remains an uncommon and mainly sporadic respiratory infection with an overall notification rate of 1.9 cases per 100 000 population for the EU/EEA in 2020.

The Global Legionella Testing Products Market has been segmented in terms of product, material, distribution channel, and region. In terms of product, the market is split into bottles, kits, other products. On the basis of material, the market is bifurcated into plastic, and glass. Based on the distribution channel, the market is segmented into direct sales and indirect sales. Considering regions, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

The outbreak of coronavirus disease in 2019 (COVID-19) had a positive impact on the global Legionella Testing Products market. The COVID-19 outbreak increases the demand of Legionella testing products, as the Legionella kits are used to detect Legionella pathogen in hospitalized patients, affected by pneumonia. The Legionella species infection resulted in pneumonia among patients in the pandemic, which in turn increases the usage of legionella kits, bottles for detection of pathogen in the pandemic. Increase in cases of infection acquired by Legionella species, increases the usage of Legionella kits and bottles in the pandemic. Thus, the rise in usage of Legionella testing products in hospitals and water testing positively impacted the growth of market.

Moreover, the lockdown restriction across globe, resulted in shortage of test kits, restriction in transportation, and lack of availability of resources affected the diagnostic testing of Legionella species. The increase in government restriction across globe led to shortage of Legionella kits and lack of resources. This factor had a negative impact on the growth of market.

As per growth market reports industry analyst Anuradha More & Sanket Lunawat, the regulatory farmwork for legionella testing is expected to drive the growth of the market. Government and regulatory bodies around the globe have mandated strict regulations for legionella testing in healthcare facilities, hospitality industry, and public buildings.

Legionella pneumonia is a relatively uncommon cause of community-acquired pneumonia. Growing awareness pertaining to the risk of legionella-borne diseases from water bodies is a key factor that is driving the legionella testing product market. Increasing demand for rapid diagnostic methods is anticipated to propel the legionella testing products market during the forecast period.

Key Takeaways from the Study

  • The players in the Global Legionella Testing Products Market include Abbott, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., Biomeriux SA, IDEXX, Asahi Kasei Corporation, Thermo Fischer Scientific Inc, Hardy Diagnostics, Accepta Water Treatment, Merck KGaA, and ALBAGAIA (Hydrosense Ltd). These hold a major market share of the Global Legionella Testing Products Market in the year 2021.
  • According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the global geriatric population, which was approximately 1 billion in 2017, is projected to reach nearly 1.4 billion by 2030 and 2.1 billion by 2050. Geriatric individuals are projected to contract legionella infections, due to their weakened immune systems, which is increasing the demand for legionella testing. This, in turn, is propelling the adoption of testing products. This factor is projected to boost the legionella testing products market in the coming years.
  • Changes in regulations related to water safety and healthcare are anticipated to significantly impact the legionella testing products market. Rising awareness about water safety and environmental factors such as temperature and humidity impacts the growth and transmission of legionella bacteria, which is projected to contribute to the market growth in the coming years. Governments of several countries have enacted regulations to manage legionella in various types of water systems. Thus, stringent monitoring of water reservoirs and launch of rapid testing methods for onsite water testing are anticipated to offer opportunities for the market growth.
  • Based on product, the market is segmented bottles, kits, and other products. The kits segment is anticipated to register a remarkable CAGR during the forecast period, due to the rising incidence of legionnaire’s disease and the growing awareness of the risks associated with legionella contamination.
  • Based on material, the market is segmented into plastic and glass. The glass segment is expected to register a significant CAGR during the forecast period. The increasing use of glass bottles for collecting water samples for legionella testing is projected to fuel the segment demand in the coming years.
  • On the basis of the distribution channel, the market is bifurcated into direct sale and indirect sale. The Indirect sale segment estimated to expand at a considerable CAGR during the forecast period. Regulatory requirements in certain facilities, such as hospitals and nursing homes, to regularly test their water system for legionella needs legionella testing products. Manufacturers provide these products to these facilities through distributors. These factors are expected to propel segment growth during the forecast period.
  • In terms of regions, the Global Legionella Testing Products Markets are divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America is expected to holds a significant share of the market during the forecast period. The development of new and innovative testing methods for legionella bacteria has made it easy and effective to detect the presence of bacteria in water systems, which is anticipated to fuel the market growth in the US in the coming years.

Scope of Legionella Testing Products Market Report

Report Metric


Market Value in 2021

US$ 289.8 Million

Market Growth Rate (from 2022 to 2031)


Historical Data

2015 & 2020

Base Year


Forecast Period

2022 – 2030

Units Considered

Value (US$ Million)

Market Segments

By Product, By Material, By Distribution Channel and By Region

Key Companies Profiled

By Product (Bottles, Kits, Other Products), By Material (Plastic, Glass), By Distribution Channel (Direct Sale and Indirect Sale)

Customization Scope

Report customization available on request

Pricing and Purchase Options

Avail of tailor-made purchase options to meet your research requirements.

Target Audience

  • Supply-side: Manufacturer, Distributors, Stockist.
  • Demand Side: Healthcare
  • Regulatory Side: WHO, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), and other approved regulatory bodies.