Legionella Detection Kit

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Pathodetect RT-PCR Kit for detection of Legionella spp. and Legionella pneumophila

About Legionella Infections:

Legionellae are gram-negative bacteria found in soil and water environments, where they parasitize and proliferate within free-living protozoa. Legionellae are common contaminants of artificial water systems, including air- conditioning systems, cooling towers, and jacuzzis, where conditions may be optimal for growth and proliferation. The incidence rate of Legionnaires’ disease is high in both developed and developing countries and the Legionella pneumophila species is responsible for approximately 90% of the clinical cases. 

Detection of Legionella:

Detection of legionellae is compulsory or strongly recommended in most developed countries. Conventional culture methods for detection of Legionella spp. and Legionella pneumophila in water samples present several disadvantages, including low sensitivity and long incubation periods (10 to 13 days of analysis for positive samples). 

Mylab Legionella Detection Kit:

Mylab PathoDetect Legionella detection kit for rapid detection of legionellae (spp. or pneumophila) is an in vitro nucleic acid amplification test for the Qualitative detection of Legionella DNA. This test kit utilizes the real time polymerase chain reaction for detection. A combination of validated primers, hydrolysis probes, and hot-start DNA polymerase ensures that the kit leads to highly-specific and ultrasensitive results in a single step.

Kit Features

  • Accurate: Highly sensitive and specific detection of Legionella spp. & Legionella pneumophila
  • Safe: Low contamination risk – no post-PCR product handling
  • Fast: Results within 80 minutes after PCR start
  • Quality Controlled: Inclusion of internal control gene to assess the performance of both nucleic acid extraction and real time PCR
  • All Included: Includes all the reagents required to perform sample to Result analysis
  • Direct Results: Direct to customer clinical lab tests based on RT-PCR
  • Easy to use: Simple reaction setup and data interpretation

Kit Contents

  • Reagents for nucleic acid extraction
  • Reagents for real time PCR
  • Quality controls