ImmuView® Legionella pneumophila and Legionella longbeachae is the only Antigen test able to test for two strains of Legionella in one go.
With ImmuView® you can detect Legionella in patients who are suspected to be infected with Legionnaire’s disease from either Legionella pneumophila, or Legionella Longbeachae. In fact, ImmuView® is the first and still the only quick test for Legionella longbeachae. So you have clear insight for initiating the right treatment for the best possible outcome.
As Easy as 123
Get results fast in 3 simple steps
Add the sample to the test tube
Add the running buffer
and whirl gently
Insert the test and wait
just 15 minutes
You can see the results on the strip, straight from the test tube. But you also have the option of inserting the strip into the ImmuView® Reader so you can store, process and export the result with ease.
Wireless handheld device for quick and automatic test analysis
Correct diagnosis and treatment will improve patient outcomes
Broad detection of Legionella species and sub-species (serogroup 1 and non-serogroup 1
Detect Legionnaires’ – deadly for 10% and on the rise globally
Why test for 2 diseases in 1 go?
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What is Legionella Longbeachae?
Legionella Longbeachae was discovered the first time in 1980 from a patient with pneumonia in Long Beach, California, USA, which is also the reason for the name “longebeachae”3
In contrast to Legionella pneumophila, Legionella Longbeachae is rarely isolated from aquatic environments. The primary environmental reservoir of L. Longbeachae remains unknown; but the major source of human infection is considered to be commercial potting mixes and other decomposing materials, such as bark and sawdust. No reports of L. Longbeachae infection from water systems in the built environment have been confirmed3
The clinical symptoms of L. Longbeachae infections are similar to those of other legionellosis. Risk factors for infection in common with other Legionella infections are smoking, preexisting medical conditions, and immunosuppression.
Gardening activities and use of potting mixes are risk factors that are so far unique to L. Longbeachae infection. The disease predominantly affects persons <50 years of age, and reports suggest the median age for infection is slightly higher for L. Longbeachae than for L. pneumophila3
As with Legionella Pneumophila, the incubation period is between 2 to 10 days, but usually 5-6 days4
What is Legionnaires´disease & Legionella pneumophila?
Legionnaires’ disease is a severe, and often lethal form of pneumonia — which in around 90% of all cases is caused by the bacteria Legionella pneumophila.
The Legionella pneumophila bacteria is transmitted by water aerosols, and most people become infected when they inhale microscopic water droplets containing the bacteria
Legionnaires’ disease usually develops from 2 to 10 days after being exposed to the bacteria. Most often the symptoms of Legionnaires diseases are high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle pain, and chills
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