A Complete Legionella Detection Package - Easy, Fast and Reliable
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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
- Easy to use
- Rapid and reliable results
- Provides a high degree of protection
- Perfect matched for identification of Legionella spp and Legionella pneumophila
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:
- Industrial areas such as cooling towers of power plants and systems for aerosol production
- Warm water supply systems of public facilities such as hospitals and hotels
- Showers in camps and military sites
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
|Product code || |
|1.10097.0020 ||MERCKOPLATE® Legionella BCYE Agar ||20 plates per pack |
|1.10098.0020 ||MERCKOPLATE®Legionella GVPC Agar ||20 plates per pack |
Dehydrated culture media and supplements for classical detection, enumeration and confirmation. Alternative for Legionella CYE Agar base 1.10242.0001.
| Product code || |
|1.10242.0500 ||Legionella CYE Agar base ||500g |
|1.10240.0010 ||Legionella BCYE growth supplement ||10 vials for 5 litre Legionella BCYE agar |
|1.10241.0010 ||Legionella GVPC selective supplement ||10 vials for 5 litre Legionella GVPC agar |
Duopath® Legionella for fast detection and confirmation
|Product code ||Description ||Presentation |
|1.04147.0001 ||Duopath® Legionella ||25 lateral flow immunoassay tests |
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.
Source: Merck Millipore
Posted: April 27, 2009