Legionella in Biofilms Swab Tests (5 pack)
£290.00 Inc VAT (£241.67 Ex VAT)
The Swab test kit is intended for sampling surface biofilms. Instead of testing a water source you simply swab the area to obtain the biofilm sample. Legionella grows in biofilms, therefore testing the surface of shower heads, air conditioning units, water tanks, taps, spa pools etc. while paying particular attention to any biofilm deposits, gives a very accurate picture of the condition of your water system. This kit is also very useful for locating the source of infection, which often will be within biofilms.
- Highly sensitive test
- Simple to use test
- Kit includes everything required to carry out the test
- Reliable & independent
- Audit trail: log & report the results using the Hydrosense App
- No training or expertise required
For detecting Legionella in Biofilms, including shower heads, sinks, air conditioning units, water tanks, cooling towers, taps, spa pools, sprinklers, humidifiers etc
Sample Type: surface areas
Sample Area: 10cm2
Bacteria detected: Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1
Sensitivity: 200 cfu per swabbed area
Contains: 5 Tests
Total Test Time: 2 minutes to sample and 25 minute test
Shelf Life: 12-18 months form the date of manufacture
Specificity: Tested against a wide range of waterborne bacteria, including Acinetobacter calcoaceticus, Aeromonas hydrophila subsp. hydrophila, Bacillus subtilis, Burkholderia cepacia, Citrobacter freudii, Citrobacter koseri, Escherichia coli, Enterobacter cloacae, Klebsiella oxytoca, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Pseudomonas fluorescens, Pseudomonas putida, Pseudomonas stutzeri, Ralstonia pickettii, Raoultella terrigena, Streptococcus pyrogenes, Yersinia ruckeri.
No cross reactions have been observed at concentrations ≤ 109 CFU/L. Staphylococcus aureus has been observed to cross-react with the test at concentrations > 108 CFU/L, which is higher than found in most water samples.
- Organism / ≥cfu/mL: L.p Sg-2,3,8,11,13,14 / 1.00E+08; L.p. Sg-4,5,6,7,9,10,15 / 1.00E+07; L.p. Sg-12 / 8.00E+06; S.aureus / 2.00E+08
The Hydrosense legionella pneumophila Sg-1 test has been shown to produce weak positive results with other legionella pneumophila serogroups at the cfu/ml stated in the above list.
- A wide range of non-oxidizing biocides and bio dispersants have been checked for cross reaction and interference with the test.
- The test should not be used on systems treated with biguanide or tetrakis hydroxymethyl phosphonium sulfate (THPS) based biocides.
Hydrosense App: Download the free reader app to store the results to provide an audit trail (only available for Iphones, more to be added at a later stage).
Legionella Test Kits are also available as:
- 1-pack Field Test for water; Sensitivity: 100 cfu/l
- 1-pack Swab test for detecting Legionella in Biofilms, like surface of water tanks, shower heads, air conditioning units; Sensitivity: 200 cfu per swabbed area
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Please note: that this is a screening test and can not be used to certify water as safe or unsafe for drinking. This test provides approximate results ONLY when used in strict accordance with instructions. SimplexHealth expressly disclaims any liability resulting from the use of this product, failure to follow instructions, or reliance of test results. This is not a measuring instrument. Wash hands before and after use. Store in a cool, dry place at room temperature 18-22°C and away from excess heat and direct sunlight. Do not freeze. Keep away from children and pets. Avoid contact of test areas on strips with skin & eyes, do not ingest or expose to acids. Dispose of used tests responsibly.
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