24th August 2015 Content supplied by: Lab M
Meet New Industry Standards with Lab Mâ€™s New Pre-poured Plates for Legionella
Two new additions to Lab Mâ€™s Pinnacleâ„˘ range of pre-poured plates for the isolation of Legionella now enable labs to meet new industry quality control (QC) standards and fulfil requirements set out by the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS).
Pinnacleâ„˘ Legionella GVPC Medium (glycine, vancomycin, polymyxin, cycloheximide) and Pinnacleâ„˘ Legionella BCYE Medium (buffered charcoal yeast extract) have been introduced by microbiology specialist Lab M for the optimal recovery of Legionella bacteria from water samples. Both are ISO formulation compliant and performance compliant according to ISO 11133:2014 to support laboratories to meet their QC requirements, including the revised panel of non-target organisms and the complete inhibition of Enterococcus faecalis.
â€śMany other media currently used in Legionella testing are ISO formulation compliant, but not performance compliant according to the new ISO 11133:2014,â€ť said Melanie Patterson, Lab Mâ€™s Head of Business Development. â€śWe believe our new Pinnacleâ„˘ Legionella pre-poured plates are the first readily available products to enable labs to meet new industry performance standards.Â Customers can rely on Lab M for quality assured media to facilitate accurate, consistent and reliable results for Legionella isolation.â€ť
Ready to use with the correct plate depth and dispersion of charcoal assured, Lab Mâ€™s prepared Pinnacleâ„˘ Legionella plates facilitate high volume testing for Legionella, a pathogenic group of bacteria of particular concern with purpose-built water systems such as cooling towers and evaporative coolers. The new pre-poured plates prevent charcoal from the medium contaminating other agars and damaging preparators, as well as removing the need to add Cycloheximide post sterilisation, which poses a risk to technicians as it is classified as toxic.
For further details on the Pinnacleâ„˘ range please visit http://www.labm.com/pinnacle-pre-poured-plates/
Date Published: 24th August 2015
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