Water-bearing systems contaminated with pathogens are a source of infection and must be tested. Effective Legionella risk assessment is crucial in eliminating a major public health hazard. Monitoring Legionella in water PCR is now a viable alternative to the more time consuming traditional culture methods.
BIOTECON Diagnostics’ real-time PCR-based microproof® LyoKits play a trusted role in Legionella PCR testing through detection and quantification of pathogens in environmental samples and water, and offer reliable analysis with high sensitivity and specificity.
For monitoring Legionella in water, the microproof Legionella Quantification LyoKit offers an accurate and rapid Legionella PCR testing method. This kit can be used for the specific individual quantitative detection of Legionella spp., Legionella pneumophila and Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 within 4 hours, instead of the days or even weeks it can take for detecting Legionella in water by traditional culture methods.
The Food Standards Agency defines a food hazard as “a food incident involving a biological, chemical or physical agent in, or condition of, food with the potential to cause an adverse effect on the health or safety of consumers.” To ensure compliance with food hygiene best practice, accurate and regular hygiene tests are essential, including fast and reliable water testing for Legionella. Hygiene tests that are easy to perform, either on or off site, are invaluable to health & safety management.
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