Pheno Extreme – Legionella

Legionellosis is a term for diseases caused by legionella bacteria including legionnaires disease. Legionnaires disease is a fatal form of pneumonia, the risk of the disease increases with age.  The legionella pneumophila and related bacteria are found in natural water sources such as rivers and lakes. They may be found in purpose water systems such as spa pools and cold water systems. If conditions are favourable, the bacteria can grow increasing the risk of legionnaires disease. People can obtain the disease by inhaling small droplets of water which are in the air that contain the bacteria. The illness is treated with an antibiotic called erythromycin or a similar antibiotic.


Symptoms

  • High temperature, feverishness and chills
  • Cough
  • Muscle pains
  • Headache; and leading on to
  • Pneumonia, very occasionally
  • Diarrhoea and signs of mental confusion

Pheno Class – AMD Legionella Detection Kit

The assay is an in-vitro PCR reaction for the qualitative detection of pathogenic legionella pneumophila in water.

Sensitivity

A highly sensitive kit at 100%

Specificity

The kit is very specific at 100%

Product name Technology Package Catalogue  No
AMD legionella Kit One step Real time PCR 100 reactions  KD485628-100