Legionella pneumophila Home Water detection kit
The first Legionella pneumophila detection kit able to generate results comparable to the laboratory method, in only 48h!
The C4Hydro Water Test Kits have been developed to provide a simple, fast and reliable solution, especially adapted to individuals and small structures.
Thanks to the Mini-Lab and its portable incubator, you have the same tools as the microbiological laboratories... in a pocket format! The portable incubator, the key element in the culture of microorganisms, guarantees the temperature conditions necessary for the reliable evaluation of their presence in your water samples.
✅ QUICK Detection in water of Legionella pneumophila bacteria (all serogroups), responsible for legionellosis. Reading of the result in only 48 hours instead of 10 days in a microbiological analysis laboratory.
✅ SCIENTIFIC PROTOCOL SIMPLIFIED & REALIZABLE BY EVERYONE Test your own water at home with complete autonomy. Easy reading of the result by staining a strip. Follow carefully the instructions and our online tutorial to obtain a result equivalent to a laboratory test.
✅ LABORATORY QUALITY: Patented technology based on the scientific standards of microbiological analysis laboratories (cultivation method). The protocol encloses the bacteria in a hermetic environment conducive to their development in order to better reveal them. No risk of contamination during handling.
✅ ALL WATERS: Analysis of your domestic hot water system, hot water tanks, solar showers, spas, jacuzzies and whirlpools. Legionellae are bacteria that develop in warm to hot water. They are responsible for legionellosis, a serious pneumopathy, potentially fatal for the most fragile people.
- 1 Mini-Lab (reusable)
- 1 test refill for the detection of Legionella pneumophila, all serogroups (valid for 1 test)
- Detection threshold: 10 CFU*/mL (*Colony Forming Units)
- Quick results in 48h
- Easy-to-read result on a strip
- Use-by date: 12 months
- Mini-Lab dimensions: 22 x 17 x 8 cm
- Test refill dimensions: 14.5 x 7.5 x 4.5 cm
Contents of the Mini-Lab
- One 110-240V – 50/60Hz incubator with a power cable and European plug (contact us regarding UK or US plugs)
- One 50 mL syringe + stopper
- One 10 mL syringe with connector
- One 1 mL syringe with connector
- One instruction leaflet
Contents of the Legionella Test Refill
- 5 vials containing reagents and chemical components necessary for performing the test
- 1 filter
- 2 sterile water ampoules
- 1 strip in a protective pouch
- 1 syringe (10mL)
FAQ - Product
Where should I take a water sample at home?
You may choose to analyse all the water points you wish: shower, tap, hot water tank, etc. Showers are generally the devices which are tested most, due to the high risk of inhaling water contaminated with legionellae.
Is it better to sample hot or cold water?
Both water systems are capable of being contaminated with legionellae. However, the hot water system must be tested as a priority in the event of suspected contamination.
How long does it take to perform all the operations needed for the test?
The Legionella Water Test is conducted in two stages, with a 48h incubation gap between the two stages. On the first day, handling operations should take approximately 30 minutes. The second phase takes around 40 minutes. Please consult the online animated tutorial to guide you through each of the steps.
I missed a step in the instructions. What should I do?
In order to guarantee the reliability of the result, it is important to follow each step of the procedure. We recommend that you use the online animation which illustrates all the operations to be carried out.
The instructions in the leaflet correspond to a precise scientific protocol modelled on the method applied in the laboratory. This methodology has been simplified but does not make it possible for you to miss a step without distorting the reading of the result. If you have missed a step, we advise you to perform another test.
No red stripe has appeared on my result. What should I do?
If no line appears on the strip 20 minutes after the test is carried out, the result is not interpretable. We recommend that you carry out another test.
The incubator does not show a continuous green light. What should I do?
In the event of a fault in the incubator, contact us.
The table below describes the meaning of the warning lights:
Colour of the LED
The LED flashes blue
The incubation temperature has not been reached after 30 minutes
The ambient temperature of the room is too cold. The incubator must be used in a warmer environment.
The LED flashes red
The incubator must be replaced.
The LED flashes green
The temperature of the incubator is increasing.
If you unplug the incubator, it is normal for the LED to flash. When the incubator is at the correct temperature, the LED will be static green.
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