Legionella pneumophila SG1-15 Separation Kit

Automated cell separation and purification instrument

Manufacturer: rqmicro AG

Principle: Immunomagnetic separation of cells for subsequent cultivation or flow cytometric detection

Automation: Possible with rqmicro STREAM or rqmicro COUNT

Suitability: Monitoring solution for the quantification of intact Legionella pneumophila SG1-15 (incl. VBNC) or for simplified cultivation.

Capital equipment required: Depending upon the application


rqmicro developed this highly specific kit to simplify, accelerate and improve the detection of Legionella pneumophila SG1-15 in water samples, e.g. drinking water or complex matrices such as cooling tower samples.

Two kit versions are available:

  1. Separation and
  2. Separation & Detection

The Separation kit efficiently isolates Legionella pneumophila SG1-15 target cells and at the same time eliminates more than 95% of the competing flora. It thus enables reliable and conclusive results when cultivating cells on agar or using other methods of downstream analysis.

In addition, the Separation & Detection kit includes a viability dye and a second set of fluorescently labelled antibodies to specifically quantify intact Legionella pneumophila SG1-15 (incl. VBNC) by flow cytometry.

The kits are also available in the PLUS option to meet the increased requirements for the precise and reliable analysis of complex water samples e.g. from cooling towers.

Key Points:
  • Suitable for various water types: from drinking water to complex industrial process water
  • Standardized and easy to carry out workflow
  • Reliable results with various methods, e.g. cultivation or flow cytometry
  • For flow cytometric analysis: 
  • Time to result < 2 hours
  • Direct quantification of intact L.p. SG1-15 cells (incl. VBNC)
  • Enabling optimization of water treatment plans and direct risk control
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