INTRODUCING ADVANCED LEGIONELLA PNEUMOPHILA DETECTION TECHNOLOGY
Discover the cutting-edge Hydrosense PRO, a seamless blend of ease-of-use and precision, building upon the foundation set by the acclaimed Hydrosense ONE test. Now, it’s even more comprehensive, identifying a broader range of Legionella pneumophila serogroups.
This breakthrough detection system identifies all serogroups of Legionella pneumophila, from 1-15. It incorporates a specialised filtration method, paired with the reputable Lateral Flow Immunochromatographic Assay (LFICA) technology – the same mechanism behind prominent Covid and pregnancy diagnostic tools.
What sets the Hydrosense PRO apart is its unique three-line display, categorising and distinctly highlighting serogroup 1 separately from serogroups 2-15. This offers users immediate, vital and actionable insights.
Boasting impressive sensitivity, Hydrosense PRO identifies Legionella concentrations as low as 100 CFU/L (0.1 CFU/ml). Additionally, it comes equipped to present action thresholds at 1,000 CFU/L (1 CFU/ml) and 10,000 CFU/L (10 CFU/ml).
Note: Should you need specifications for 1,000 CFU/L and 10,000 CFU/L action levels, please inform us.
UNDERSTANDING THE THREAT OF LEGIONELLA PNEUMOPHILA: A FOCUS ON PUBLIC SAFETY
Let’s delve into the characteristics of this potentially fatal bacterium and its impact on human health:
Survival Mechanism through Intracellular Parasitism:
Legionella pneumophila’s possesses a remarkable ability to thrive and proliferate within host cells, particularly the macrophages in human lungs. This enables the bacterium to evade the immune system’s defenses effectively.
Endotoxin Release and Its Impact:
Upon the death of this bacterium, there is a release of endotoxins, leading to heightened inflammation within the lungs, which can have severe repercussions for human health.
Effector Protein Secretion for Protection:
The bacterium’s ability to inject effector proteins into host cells aids in establishing a protective niche for replication, safeguarding it from the body’s immune responses.
Given the virulent nature and adaptability of Legionella pneumophila’s, addressing this public health risk is of paramount importance. Identifying and mitigating the threat swiftly is crucial to prevent its detrimental effects on human health.
CRUCIAL STATISTICS ON LEGIONELLA PNEUMOPHILA:
Over 97% of culture-confirmed cases are attributed to Legionella pneumophila.
Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 is responsible for more than 90% of reported cases.
For the past 17 years, all documented outbreaks in the U.S. have been linked to Legionella pneumophila.
The mortality rate for untreated immunocompromised individuals ranges between 40-80%.
Approximately 10% of individuals who acquire Legionnaires’ disease in the community setting succumb to the illness.
In healthcare settings, the fatality rate for Legionnaires’ disease increases to 25%.
By prioritising the understanding, detection, and mitigation of Legionella pneumophila, you can take significant strides toward safeguarding public health and reducing the incidence of related illnesses.
ADVANTAGES OF IDENTIFYING LEGIONELLA PNEUMOPHILA PRESENCE
ENHANCING PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICES:
While Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 is predominantly associated with diseases affecting humans, serogroups 2-15 are also crucial in addressing global health concerns. Consequently, it is imperative to conduct tests on all serogroups to gather precise epidemiological data, paving the way for the development of robust public health strategies.
PROACTIVE OUTBREAK PREVENTION:
By conducting thorough testing on all serogroups of Legionella pneumophila present in diverse water systems, we can facilitate the early detection and subsequent elimination of the bacterium. This preemptive approach plays a crucial role in averting potential outbreaks, safeguarding both public health and the financial stability and reputation of affected entities.
IN-DEPTH RISK EVALUATION:
The ability to detect all 1-15 serogroups of Legionella pneumophila provides an exhaustive insight into the bacterium’s prevalence and distribution across various settings. This comprehensive understanding is instrumental in conducting accurate risk assessments, leading to more refined monitoring and maintenance strategies tailored to specific environmental conditions.
HOW THE TEST WORKS
If there is only a red line at the C position, neither sg 1 nor sg 2-15 have been detected.
If red lines are present at the 1 and C positions, sg 1 has been detected (>100 CFU/L).
If a green line is present at the 2 position and a red line at C, sg 2-15 has been detected (>100 CFU/L).
If lines are present at the 1, 2 and C positions, sg 1 has been detected (>100 CFU/L) AND sg 2-15 has been detected (>100 CFU/L).
DISCOVERING THE BENEFITS OF HYDROSENSE PRO ACROSS VARIOUS SECTORS
Legionella pneumophila poses a significant health risk wherever water is in use, making Hydrosense PRO an essential tool for numerous industries. Below are key sectors that would greatly benefit from its regular application:
Hospitals, nursing homes, and similar establishments with complex water systems and patients with weakened immune systems stand to gain immensely. Using Hydrosense PRO allows for early detection of Legionella, facilitating prompt remedial action.
HOSPITALITY AND LEISURE:
Hotels, resorts, and recreational centers, particularly those with features that create water aerosols such as showers, pools, spas, and decorative fountains, are Legionella hotspots. The hotel industry is the top setting for Legionella infections, and an outbreak can impact thousands of guests. This results in substantial costs related to remediation, closure, cancellations, legal action, and reputational damage.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT:
This technology is invaluable for owners and managers of commercial properties with large water systems or cooling towers. It aids in ensuring water system safety, upholding public health, and meeting regulatory standards.
Schools and universities can proactively safeguard against Legionella outbreaks by routinely conducting rapid tests, thus ensuring a safe learning and working environment for students and staff.
WATER TREATMENT PLANTS:
By ensuring treated water is Legionella-free, these facilities protect their staff from exposure and prevent the bacterium from entering commercial and residential water systems.
For ships and cruise liners with confined water systems and numerous cross-contamination risks, Legionella poses a substantial threat. Hydrosense PRO can be a lifesaver in remote locations, ensuring the safety of crew and passengers, and protecting the company’s reputation.
REMOTE OIL AND GAS OPERATIONS:
In distant locations like oil rigs, rapid Legionella testing with Hydrosense PRO is invaluable. It eliminates the need for time-consuming and potentially unreliable transportation of samples to distant laboratories.
With their reliance on cooling towers and extensive water systems, manufacturing plants are at risk of Legionella outbreaks. Early detection via Hydrosense PRO enables timely intervention, preventing outbreaks, protecting productivity, and maintaining supply chain integrity.
HOW HYDROSENSE PRO CAN ADD VALUE TO TYPICAL LAB CULTURE TESTING METHODS:
RELIABILITY AND ACCURACY OF THE HYDROSENSE PRO LATERAL FLOW TEST KIT
PRECISION IN DETECTION:
The Hydrosense PRO Lateral Flow Test Kit stands out for its ability to precisely identify L. pneumophila serogroups 1-15, boasting impressive sensitivity and specificity. When utilised in conjunction with the accompanying filtration kit, it consistently achieves high detection rates (100 CFU/L for a 250 mL sample).
ADAPTABILITY TO VARIOUS TESTING SCENARIOS:
The test kit proves its resilience and consistency in delivering reliable results across a range of testing conditions.
EXCLUSIVITY IN DETECTION:
It effectively doesn’t detect other prevalent waterborne bacteria and different Legionella species that are not pneumophila, ensuring the accuracy of its results for Legionella pneumophila.
RELIABILITY IN CHALLENGING WATER CONDITIONS:
Even in environments with hard water or elevated alkalinity levels, the Hydrosense PRO Lateral Flow Test Kit maintains its performance, delivering trustworthy results.
CHOOSING HYDROSENSE PRO: A PRIME SOLUTION
Experience the quickest on-location Legionella examination worldwide, delivering outcomes in just 25 minutes.
Obtain immediate insights whilst you wait for traditional laboratory reports.
SIMPLICITY IN USAGE:
The test is user-friendly, requiring minimal training for on-site application.
VBNC LEGIONELLA DETECTION:
Capable of identifying Viable but Non-Culturable Legionella, a feat not achievable with standard lab cultures.
ACCURACY AND PRECISION:
Accurately detects Legionella pneumophila serogroups 1-15, the strains responsible for 97% of Legionnaires’ disease cases.