How the IDEXX Legiolert test works
The Legiolert test detects Legionella pneumophila in water samples via bacterial enzyme detection technology. Due to the rich supply of nutrients within the Legiolert reagent, Legionella pneumophila cells grow and reproduce rapidly. Actively growing strains of Legionella pneumophila use an added substrate (present in the Legiolert reagent) to produce a brown color that signals the presence of Legionella pneumophila.
The Legiolert test detects Legionella pneumophila at 1 organism in 100 mL within 7 days.
|Customers wishing to collect samples for Legionella pneumophila testing using Legiolert should follow these instructions: