TZcheck Legionella pneumophila Rapid Test

Short Description:

Legionella pneumophila Rapid Test (Urine) is an in vitro diagnostic test based on immunochromatographic assay. It is designed for detection of soluble antigen from Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 in human urine specimen. 
 
Place of Origin:China
Brand name:TZcheck
Certification:CE

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Legionella pneumophila Rapid Test


Cat. No.

I073-1002

Product Description

Legionella pneumophila Rapid Test

Specimen

Urine

Format

Cassette

Kit Size

10/12/25/40T

Status

CE

Legionellosis is a serious pneumonia caused by bacteria of the genus Legionella assigned to the family Legionellaceae. This family now includes 48 species and over 60 serogroups. Approximately 20 species are implicated in human disease. The overwhelming majority of Legionella infections are caused by Legionella pneumophila. Legionnaires' disease is the major clinical manifestation of Legionella infection although extra-pulmonary infection and non-pneumonic disease like Pontiac fever occur. The name Legionella pneumophila was derived from the dramatic outbreak at the 1976 American Legion Convention in Philadelphia.

Legionella pneumophila is responsible for approximately 90% of infections, and of these, over 80%

are due to a single serogroup, serogroup 1. Legionella bacteria are small faintly staining Gramnegative rods with polar flagella. Legionella bacteria have a widespread distribution in both natural and manmade aquatic habitats. They are readily found in fresh water, cooling towers and potable water systems. The organisms can survive in a wide range of conditions, and temperature is a

critical determinant for Legionella proliferation. Nosocomial infection is particularly associated with colonization of hospital hot water system by Legionella.

The incubation period of Legionnaires' disease after being exposed to the bacteria is from two to ten days. Most patients who are admitted to the hospital develop high fever often higher than 39.5 °C (103 °F). Cough can be the first sign of a lung infection. Other common symptoms include headaches, muscle aches, chest pain, and shortness of breath. Gastrointestinal symptoms are common.

Legionnaires' disease (LD) is not contagious. The disease is transmitted by aerosol, and there is no evidence for direct person-to-person transmission. Person at risk are those whose immune system is compromised, including transplant recipients, the elderly, cigarette smokers, or those showing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or chronic renal disease.

 


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