Test for rapid quantifying Legionella in waters (1 hour) (Legipid) based on Immuno-Magnetic Separation (IMS)
Advanced immunosensing for determination of Legionella in water scenarios. Friendly packaging. Validated and certified technique. Proven technology with available successful cases on both preventative and outbreak situations, supported by scientific and technical papers. Immuno-Magnetic Separation (IMS) requires the sample to be prepared according to the concentration step from ISO 11731:2017. There is an environmental test kit available for the detection of Legionella spp. which attaches microscopic magnets to live bacteria in order to enable detection. The result can be crudely measured by a colour change, or more accurately with the use of a photometer. This method can be advantageous in field laboratories which do not have the facilities to handle the growth and disposal of hazardous micro-organisms.