New lateral flow assay duopath legionella
Merck Millipore / EMD Chemicals Launches New Rapid Test for Legionella
The wide range of innovative rapid tests available from Merck Millipore / EMD Chemicals has been extended to now include Duopath Legionella (Cat. No. 1.04147). This test is a lateral flow assay that enables the simultaneous identification of all Legionella species and separately of its most prominent species Legionella pneumophila with the same device. Duopath® Legionella can be used for confirmation of suspect colonies obtained after enrichment of water or environmental samples on GVPC or BCYE agars.
Duopath® Legionella is of special interest for microbiology laboratories that analyze water samples from various sources (e.g. drinking water from water pipes, warmed pool or shower water, water from cooling towers, air conditioners, etc.). All warm water samples that are not heated above 56°C are potentially hazardous for humans. Thus, water systems in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, etc. are frequently analyzed for the presence of Legionella. Some countries require water testing for the presence of Legionella pneumophila, but many countries require analysis for all Legionella species.
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Posted on September 22, 2006