Pathodetect PCR Detection Kit for Legionella spp. and Legionella pneumophila
About Legionella Infections:
Legionellae are gram-negative bacteria found in soil and water environments, where they parasitize and proliferate within free-living protozoa. Legionellae are common contaminants of artificial water systems, including air- conditioning systems, cooling towers, and jacuzzis, where conditions may be optimal for growth and proliferation. The incidence rate of Legionnaires’ disease is high in both developed and developing countries and the Legionella pneumophila species is responsible for approximately 90% of the clinical cases.
Detection of Legionella:
Detection of legionellae is compulsory or strongly recommended in most developed countries. Conventional culture methods for detection of Legionella spp. and Legionella pneumophila in water samples present several disadvantages, including low sensitivity and long incubation periods (10 to 13 days of analysis for positive samples).
Mylab Legionella Detection Kit:
Mylab PathoDetect Legionella detection kit for rapid detection of legionellae (spp. or pneumophila) is an in vitro nucleic acid amplification test for the Qualitative detection of Legionella DNA. This test kit utilizes the real time polymerase chain reaction for detection. A combination of validated primers, hydrolysis probes, and hot-start DNA polymerase ensures that the kit leads to highly-specific and ultrasensitive results in a single step.