Legionella Testing Kit (Swab)

Legionella Testing Kit (Swab)

DIY Legionella Testing Kit For Testing Of Biofilm On Water Outlets And Surfaces


This is a single-use easy to use DIY Legionella testing kit for surfaces and water outlets that requires no previous training and provides results in just 25 minutes.

It detects Legionella Serogroup 1 at concentrations as low as 200 CFU/L from surfaces such as taps, showers, low use outlets, low flow systems, TMVs, hoses, sprinkler systems, vehicle washes, cooling tower spray bars, cooling tower sump, cooling tower packing and others.

Prolonged system stagnation often leads to a build-up of biofilm which protects Legionella and acts as a host. Research suggests that only 10% of Legionella bacteria is found in free-flowing water. The other 90% can be found in biofilm. 

Helps Control RiskNo Waiting For Lab ResultsEasy To Use

KEY FEATURES:

  • Easy to use, no previous training required
  • Accurate results in just 25 minutes
  • Tests for Legionella bacteria SG1 even at low concentrations of 200 CFU/L
  • All equipment required is contained in the kit
  • Helps control the risks of exposure to Legionella bacteria
  • Long shelf-life – approx. 18 months

Why Use Our – HX-LP25™ Legionella Swab Testing Kit?

  • It provides an immediate picture of Legionella contamination risk, which allows you to make quicker, better-informed decisions about improving water quality.
  • The rapid test helps you to maintain high service standards and protects you from reputational damage.
  • The test helps to reduce public and employee health risk by minimising the time taken to identify Legionella.
  • Recording test information while analysing data helps to create a complete picture of Legionella contamination risk and a roadmap to prevent future outbreaks.
  • This responsible approach is not only the right thing to do, but it is also smart for your organisation. Long lawsuits, huge fines and reputational damage following an outbreak can quickly destroy your business.

Product Description – HX-LP25™ Legionella Swab Testing Kit

Our HX-LP25™ On-Site Legionella Swab Testing Kit is an invaluable product in routine legionella control, and in emergency response and control.

The test offers straightforward results on-site in just 25 minutes.

No waiting for lab results that can take 10-14 days, no transporting of samples, just test on-site at your convenience.

This form of testing is particular popular currently as facilities re-open following Coronavirus-related shutdowns.

Technical Info:

Recommended for testing surfaces of:

  • Showerheads, sinks, outlets
  • Water tanks and cooling towers
  • Air conditioning units, misters, sprinklers, humidifiers, spa pools and others

Sample Type: surface areas
Sample Area: 10 cm²
Sensitivity: 200 CFU per swabbed area
Pack Size: 1 or 5 Tests

This is everything that you need to complete the legionella test.

 

So What Does Our HX-LP25™ Legionella Swab Testing Kit Test For? 

The kit tests for the presences of Legionella Pneumophila Serogroup 1, the variety of Legionella bacteria linked to the majority of Legionnaires Disease cases and outbreaks.

Please Note

Our On-Site Legionella Test Kits should not be used as a substitute to regular laboratory testing to monitor legionella where it is required.

The test should only be used to give an immediate indication of the presence of Legionella bacteria (Legionella Pneumophila SG1).

How Does Our HX-LP25™ Legionella Testing Kit Work?

This is the world’s only genuine cost-effective ‘instant’ legionella water test, providing on-site results of potential legionella contamination.

The test can be fully conducted on-site , and requires no in-depth training or experience to carry out.

Our all-inclusive kit tests specifically for legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 (SG1) – the variety of legionella bacteria responsible for the vast majority of Legionnaires’ disease cases.

Critically, our HX-LP25™ test is sensitive at low concentrations – 200 CFU/L.

Our HX-LP25™Legionella Swab Testing Kit is used to support existing legionella management procedures. While the testing kit should not wholly replace laboratory analysis for legionella water testing, or dipslide sampling for bacteria, it is an approved and ideal monitoring tool to aid in maintaining a healthy water system through regular, quick, reliable legionella bacteria testing.

VOLUMESTANDARD SHIPPING

(2-3 working days)
NEXT DAY DELIVERY

(ordered before 2:30pm)
1 to 5 Kits£7.95£11.95
6 to 20 Kits£9.95£13.95
20 + Kits£11.95£14.95
Out kits come typically with a 12-month shelf life
Our 25 minute on-site Legionella test does not replace UK compliance requirements for UKAS accredited lab culture testing. If your water system circumstances dictate that lab testing is required, currently you MUST carry out a lab test, even though this will take 10-14 days to return a result. Lab tests are for compliance purposes. Our 25-minute on-site Legionella test is for risk management and risk reduction, and can be used in conjunction with lab tests if a faster result is required.
The ACoP L8 allows for rapid detection techniques to be used as part of a Legionella risk management regime.
This test kit is particularly useful in 5 situations: 1. In any environment without easy access to a lab. Many sites with critical water supplies are in remote locations without ready access to lab testing. On site testing provides invaluable reassurance. 2. Checking after a disinfection treatment. Once an infected water system has been treated, the faster it can be confirmed that the treatment has been effective, the faster everyone can get back to work. 3. Checking systems where control measures have gone out of conformance e.g. cold water too warm, hot water not hot enough, or biocide levels too low. The system may not be compromised, but a quick real time check will allay doubts and mitigate risks if a treatment is indicated. 4. Routine monitoring of water systems. If a water system is infected, then the faster this is identified the faster corrective action can be taken. The UK L8 guidelines rely heavily on the risk assessment procedure, which requires that testing regimes are tailored to specific circumstances of the water system. 5. Identifying source of outbreaks. If there is an outbreak it is important for both public health and legal reasons to establish the source as soon as possible. Immediate testing can provide immediate detection and should be carried out before any disinfection treatment as part of a sampling regime.
Our test kit is highly specific for Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 (SG1). This is the variety of Legionella bacteria which is responsible for the majority of legionnaires disease cases and has been responsible for all known outbreaks of the disease.

The video below provides a step by step demonstration on how to use our HX-LP25™ Legionella Testing Kit.

Rapid Single Syringe Legionella Testing Kit.

Test Volume:100 μL
Suggested sample volume250 mL
Shelf Life:18 months from manufacture date when stored at room temperature (<30°C) in original packaging. All test strips are hermetically foil-wrapped and with a printed expiry date.
Storage Temperature:Store at room temperature (<30°C) in the original packaging
Operator Time:5-10 minutes
Test Time:25 minutes
Bacteria DetectedLegionella Pneumophila Serogroup 1
Lower limit of detection100 CFU/L (0.1 CFU/mL)
Delivery
VOLUMESTANDARD SHIPPING

(2-3 working days)
NEXT DAY DELIVERY

(ordered before 2:30pm)
1 to 5 Kits£7.95£11.95
6 to 20 Kits£9.95£13.95
20 + Kits£11.95£14.95
FAQs
Out kits come typically with a 12-month shelf life
Our 25 minute on-site Legionella test does not replace UK compliance requirements for UKAS accredited lab culture testing. If your water system circumstances dictate that lab testing is required, currently you MUST carry out a lab test, even though this will take 10-14 days to return a result. Lab tests are for compliance purposes. Our 25-minute on-site Legionella test is for risk management and risk reduction, and can be used in conjunction with lab tests if a faster result is required.
The ACoP L8 allows for rapid detection techniques to be used as part of a Legionella risk management regime.
This test kit is particularly useful in 5 situations: 1. In any environment without easy access to a lab. Many sites with critical water supplies are in remote locations without ready access to lab testing. On site testing provides invaluable reassurance. 2. Checking after a disinfection treatment. Once an infected water system has been treated, the faster it can be confirmed that the treatment has been effective, the faster everyone can get back to work. 3. Checking systems where control measures have gone out of conformance e.g. cold water too warm, hot water not hot enough, or biocide levels too low. The system may not be compromised, but a quick real time check will allay doubts and mitigate risks if a treatment is indicated. 4. Routine monitoring of water systems. If a water system is infected, then the faster this is identified the faster corrective action can be taken. The UK L8 guidelines rely heavily on the risk assessment procedure, which requires that testing regimes are tailored to specific circumstances of the water system. 5. Identifying source of outbreaks. If there is an outbreak it is important for both public health and legal reasons to establish the source as soon as possible. Immediate testing can provide immediate detection and should be carried out before any disinfection treatment as part of a sampling regime.
Our test kit is highly specific for Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 (SG1). This is the variety of Legionella bacteria which is responsible for the majority of legionnaires disease cases and has been responsible for all known outbreaks of the disease.
How to Use

The video below provides a step by step demonstration on how to use our HX-LP25™ Legionella Testing Kit.

Specification

Rapid Single Syringe Legionella Testing Kit.

Test Volume:100 μL
Suggested sample volume250 mL
Shelf Life:18 months from manufacture date when stored at room temperature (<30°C) in original packaging. All test strips are hermetically foil-wrapped and with a printed expiry date.
Storage Temperature:Store at room temperature (<30°C) in the original packaging
Operator Time:5-10 minutes
Test Time:25 minutes
Bacteria DetectedLegionella Pneumophila Serogroup 1
Lower limit of detection100 CFU/L (0.1 CFU/mL)
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