22nd May 2020 Content supplied by: BIOTECON Diagnostics GmbH
BIOTECON Diagnostics’ microproof® Legionella Quantification LyoKit
Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the threat of another serious lung infection, known as Legionnaires' disease, taking hold of weakened patients in hospitals is something our already burdened healthcare institutions are vehemently eager to avoid.
Patients can contract the disease by inhaling droplets of water containing bacteria that cause the infection, which are spread via the water supply through things like air conditioning systems, showers, taps and toilets. This is all the more reason for hospitals and nursing homes to monitor Legionella closely and conduct the necessary inspections.
Our microproof® Legionella Quantification LyoKit is a rapid PCR analysis, which provides clarity about the concentration of Legionella spp., Legionella pneumophila und Legionella pneumophila Serogroup 1 in water samples. PCR offers valuable information to assess contaminated water systems immediately, unlike culture which takes two weeks.
As the Coronavirus lockdown is beginning to be lifted everywhere after weeks on-end of facilities such as schools, hotels and swimming pools being shutdown, it is highly recommended that microbiological inspections of stagnant water in unused water pipes be undertaken.
Product No.: R 602 45-1, R 602 45-2
Target: Legionella spp., L. pneumophila and L. pneumophila Serogroup 1
Matrix: For all relevant sample types, like clear or turbid water samples
Date Published: 22nd May 2020
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