A rapid test for Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 bacteria in water systems as part of an overall water treatment management strategy.
There is a test kit able to detect the presence of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 bacteria in Hot and Cold water systems and Dental Unit Water lines in Veterinary Practices. The test operates via a Lateral Flow Immuno-Chromatagraphic Assay (LFICA). This test is intended for the analysis of water samples only and is not suitable for the diagnostic testing in a clinical or medical situation for the detecting of Legionaires Disease in Humans. The product is intended for use as part of the overall water treatment management and risk reduction approach and should not be used as the sole method for assessing risks associated with Legionella bacteria. This Legionella test is an ideal maintenance control test giving rapid results on site in as little as 25 minutes.
Traditional Laboratory based tests can take unto 14 days to get a result. It is especially useful if the weekly thermal testing of Hot and Cold water indicates the upper and lower parameters are not being achieved or maintained. The test itself is very easy to complete and gives you a rapid result within a staggering 25 minutes meaning a potential outbreak can be contained and treated quickly and effectively.