A Complete Legionella Detection Package - Easy, Fast and Reliable
Combining the benefits of Merck's Dehydrated Culture Media for Legionella detection with the sophistication of Duopath® Legionella to keep water systems safe.
Legionella are bacteria which are present in nearly all aquatic biotopes of fresh water and all Legionella species are potential harmful to human. With more than 1000 people dying every year from Legionella infections, lab professionals need simple and effective testing system for these organisms, thus safeguarding water kept at warm temperatures and water used in technical systems.
|The Merck Legionella Package combines Merck's Dehydrated Culture Media and Duopath® Legionella. |
Benefits of the Merck Legionella Package
Legionella thrive in water temperatures between 30°C and 45°C as well as water stored for longer periods, Legionella pneumophila can cause Legionnaires' disease and Pontiac fever. The Merck Legionella Package is ideal for detecting and enumerating Legionella in water systems such as:
The use of Merck´s Dehydrated Culture Medium for detection of Legionella allows safe and reliable enumeration of Legionella whilst the Duopath® Legionella immunoassay can be used for confirmation of suspect colonies, allowing the simultaneous identification of all Legionella species and of its most prominent species Legionella pneumophila with the same device.
Legionella product portfolio according to ISO 11731
MERCKOPLATE® for convenience detection and enumeration. Ready to use and an alternative for the discontinued Combi Pack 1.10425.0001
Dehydrated culture media and supplements for classical detection, enumeration and confirmation. Alternative for Legionella CYE Agar base 1.10242.0001.
Duopath® Legionella for fast detection and confirmation
For further information about Merck Legionella Package please contact Merck Millipore (see details above) or EMD Chemicals in the USA or click the link below.
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Posted: April 27, 2009
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