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Legionella Rapid Test


Legionella Urinary Antigen Rapid Test (Cassette)

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Human Legionella Urinary Antigen Rapid Test (Cassette) RapiCard InstaTest, Export Use Only

Category Name Infectious Disease & other tests
Test Bulk Or Boxed in 25 or 50 tests

Item #:                    176075-1-23   Quantity:               

Legionella Rapid Test

Legionella Urinary Antigen RapiCard_176075-1_MSDS (06-08-2016).pdf

Legionella Rapid Test

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Legionella Rapid Test description:

"Export Use Only"
Diagnostic Automation offers one step Legionella Rapid Test which is an in vitro qualitative immunochromatographic assay for the rapid detection of legionella pneumophilia antigens in human urine specimen. Legionella Rapid test results are intended to aid in the diagnosis of legionella pneumophilia infection and to monitor the effectiveness of therapeutic treatment.

Materials Provided with Legionella Rapid Test kit:
1. OneStep Legionella Urinary Antigen RapidCardInstaTest
Each cassette contains a test strip with Legionella
pneumophila specific antibody on test region of
membrane and colored Legionella pneumophilia
antibody-gold conjugate pad
2. Disposable specimen dropper
3. Instruction for use

Materials required but not provided:
1. Specimen collection container
2. Timer

Legionella Rapid Test Background Information
Legionella pneumophila serogroup I is gram-negative bacillus. It is now recognized to be the common cause of community-acquired and nosocomial pneumonia. Infections caused by this bacterium include the pulmonary disease of pneumonia. The infections may spread through the blood circulation or the lymph system to heart, brain, kidney, liver and spleen. In addition, gastrointestinal symptoms are prominent in Legionella pneumonia. Legionellaire's disease can be acquired by the inhalation of aerosols associated with air handing systems, respiratory therapy equipment and whirlpool baths. The elderly are seen as most susceptible to the infection, although children and neonates are also affected. About 5% to 39% of people with legionnaire's disease die. Legionella pneumophila serogroup I antigen has been detected in urine during acute phase of the disease. It presents an opportunity for rapid detection of the bacterium with noninvasive method. Rapid diagnosis and early initiation of appropriate antimicrobial therapy can significantly reduce the mortality associated with Legionella pneumonia.

Legionella Rapid Test Principle
This OneStep Legionella Urinary Antigen RapidCard InstaTest is a sandwich solid phase immunochromatographic assay. To perform the Legionella test, an aliquot of urine sample is added to the sample well of the test cassette. The sample flows through a label pad containing legionella pneumophila serogroup I antibody coupled to red-colored colloidal gold. If the sample contains legionella pneumophila serogroup I antigens, the antigen will bind to the antibody coated on the colloidal gold particles to form antigen-antibody-gold complexes. These complexes move on the nitrocellulose membrane by capillary action toward the test line region on which Legionella pneumophila specific antibodies are immobilized. As the complexes reach the test line, they will bind to the antibody on the membrane in the form of a line. For additional details please refer to the instructions for use.

Notable features of Legionella Rapid Test:
Reliable and inexpensive
Convenient and easy-to-understand directions
Clear preparation procedures
Simple and safe specimen collection directions
Comprehensive package of required materials and components
Rapid and accurate test results

See Legionella Rapid Test Product Insert for specific details on preparation, procedures, quality control, and interpretation of test results.

Diagnostic Automation Inc. also offers other Infectious Diseases Rapid tests, and Infectious Diseases ELISA test kits. For more information about Rapid tests, CLIA tests, IFA kits, or ELISA test kits, please contact our Customer Service Representatives at 818-591-3030 .

*Not to be sold, shipped, or distributed in the United States.