Duplicα RealTime Legionella pneumophila Detection Kit is an in vitro diagnostic test for the detection of Legionella pneumophila, by Real-Time PCR
Legionnaires disease (LD) was recognized in 1976 after an outbreak of pneumonia at an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Soon after, the etiologic agent was identified as a fastidious gram-negative bacillus and named Legionella pneumophila. Although several other species of the genus Legionella were subsequently identified, L. pneumophila is the most frequent cause of human legionellosis and a relatively common cause of community acquired and nosocomial pneumonia in adults. In children, L. pneumophila is also an important, although relatively uncommon, cause of pneumonia.
- Legionella pneumophila 23S rRNA gene
- Internal Control (IC)
- Respiratory spicemens
Real-Time PCR instruments:
- Compatible with the most common Real-Time PCR Systems
Compatible with the most common DNA Extraction and Purification Systems