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Hydrosense, offers the fastest Legionella tests in the world for water and biofilm. Prioritising accuracy, efficiency, and ease, Hydrosense leads in delivering swift, dependable Legionella tests across various sectors, including hospitals and large buildings with cooling towers.

Legionella, a bacteria, causes Legionnaires' disease, which is a severe respiratory infection. Community-acquired cases have a 10% fatality rate, which can escalate to 25% in healthcare settings and even as a staggering 40-80% in untreated immuno-suppressed individuals.

Traditional testing methods, which involve lengthy lab evaluations, present a health risk due to the bacterium's rapid growth. Legionella is widely reported to multiply at alarming rates so waiting 10 days for lab cultures results may not reflect the reality of a water systems Legionella levels. Recognising this, Hydrosense introduced rapid Legionella tests to supplement legislative testing.

Their cutting-edge tests, employing Lateral Flow Immunochromatographic Assay (LFICA) technology similar to Covid-19 and pregnancy tests, pinpoint Legionella pneumophila antigen. Hydrosense ONE is a rapid test that identifies Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1, accountable for over 90% of Legionnaires' disease, while Hydrosense PRO detects serogroups 1-15. Both tests deliver precise results in 25 minutes, facilitating prompt remedial action if a positive is found.

In healthcare settings, patients with weakened immunity, the elderly, and those exposed to contaminated water or certain medical equipment are especially vulnerable to Legionnaires' disease. Effective water management, regular monitoring, and immediate intervention mitigate these risks. Institutions should comply with water safety guidelines, which include regular Legionella testing.

Hydrosense tests stand out for their user-friendliness, they require minimal training and enable fast on-site testing and decision-making. Moreover, by slashing testing wait times, Hydrosense safeguards public health and aids organisations in conserving time, money, and reputation, thereby averting potential legal ramifications whilst protecting human life.

Hydrosense tests include:

Hydrosense ONE Ultra Water Test: detects Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 (100 CFU*/L).
Hydrosense ONE Swab Test: detects serogroup 1 (200 CFU* per swabbed area).
Hydrosense ONE Industrial Kit: identifies serogroup 1 with 5 tests for repeated water source testing (100 CFU*/L).
Hydrosense PRO Ultra Water Test: detects serogroups 1-15 (100 CFU*/L).

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