Rapidly differentiate and confirm the identity of predominant Legionella serogroups grown on selective media by latex agglutination using Thermo Scientific™ Legionella Latex Test.
Use this latex agglutination test for the identification of predominant Legionella species grown on plated media from patients with suspected Legionellosis or from environmental sources. The test allows separate identification of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 and serogroups 2-14 and detection of seven other Legionella species which have been implicated in human disease. Blue latex particles sensitised with antibody agglutinate in the presence of specific Legionella cell wall antigens to form visible clumps.
The following products are available for use with the Legionella Latex Test and are sold separately: Legionella Pneumophila Serogroup 1 Test Reagent (Part No. DR801M), and Legionella Pneumophila Serogroup 2-14 Test Reagent (Part No. DR802M).