Legionella pneumophila

L. pneumophila infection can cause Legionnaire´s disease, a severe form of pneumonia. The symptoms of Legionnaire's disease include cofusion, headache, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, fever, chills and myalgia as well as a non-productive cough. Pontiac fever is a non-pneumonic form of L. pneumophila infection. Symptoms are flu-like, including fever, tiredness, myalgia, headache, sore throat, nausea and cough may or may not be present. Pontiac fever is self limited and requires no hospitalization or antibiotic therapies.

Legionella pneumophila PCR kit (R-B50(RG)-CE) is an in vitro nucleic acid amplification test for qualitative detection of L. pneumophila DNA in the clinical materials (sputum or aspirate from trachea, nasopharyngeal swabs, throat swabs, bronchi scourage or bronchoalveolar lavage, autopsy material), microorganism cultures and qualitative detection and also quantitation of L. pneumophila DNA in environmental samples (water, washes from environmental objects, biofilms scrapes, ground).

The Legionella pneumophila mip-gene is analyzed in JOE/Yellow/HEX channel and prothrombin gene is analyzed in FAM/Green channel.

New CE
Type Pack Cat. No. Name Description Kit
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 CE Real Time PCR Only R-B50(RG)-CELegionella pneumophila-FRT
Legionella pneumophila DNA Real Time amplification kit. QUANTITATION  from environmental samples.Aliquoted in tubes70
 CE FEP PCR Only B50-R0,2-FEP-CELegionella pneumophila-FEP
Legionella pneumophila DNA amplification kit. Adapted for АLА-1/4Aliquoted in tubes55
Real TimeFEP KitsElectrophoresis KitsAla 1/4 Detector