Rapid identification of bacterial contamination
The portfolio of ‘accurate, easy-to-use tests to identify waterborne bacterial contamination’ from leading specialist in water testing, IDEXX, includes Pseudalert and Legiolert – which facilities managers can use to reduce the risk posed by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Legionella pneumophila respectively.
IDEXX said: “Pseudomonas aeruginosa is of particular concern to immunocompromised patients.” Pseudalert, which won the IHEEM ‘Product Innovation in Healthcare’ award in 2014, has undergone extensive independent testing to ensure compliance with the requirements of the HTM 04-01 Addendum guidelines. Legionella pneumophila is, meanwhile, the most common Legionella species in water, and the primary cause of Legionnaires’ disease, which is deadly for about 1 in 10 people who contract it. Both Pseudalert and Legiolert provide accurate, reliable results faster than traditional culture methods,
“Testing can be easily undertaken on site, and requires minimal capital expenditure, affording results quickly to confirm that the actions that have been undertaken are effective and timely. Samples can be processed efficiently and, in Pseudalert’s case, can give definitive results in 24 hours without the need for additional confirmation steps.”