TQM offers a 24-36 hour response time to Legionella outbreaks, protecting your patients immediately with POU filtration from gram negative bacteria.
What is Legionella?
Legionella is a bacteria which can cause a pneumonia-like disease called “Legionnaires’ Disease”. Legionnaires’ Disease is fatal in approximately 15-20% of people infected with the bacteria. Infection occurs when the bacteria is inhaled from aerosols of contaminated water. Under the right conditions, Legionella bacteria can double in number every 90 minutes, meaning that a very low level of bacteria could become thousands of times higher in one or two days.
About Rapid Detection Tests
Our Legionella test kits use an immunochromatographic assay to detect the presence of cell surface antigens from Legionella bacteria in a sample. This rapid test is a very useful addition to periodic laboratory culture tests for Legionella. It should not be used as the sole method for assessing the presence of Legionella. If results with this rapid test indicate the presence of Legionella, then confirmation with a laboratory culture test is essential. Learn more about our line of rapid early detection test kits.
Protect You Business
Our tests are fast, easy to use, accurate and can be used anywhere, removing the need to transport a sample to a lab. Effectively, you carry the expertise of the lab in your pocket. Without a rapid test, your uncertainty will continue for 10-14 days waiting for laboratory results. During this time you may continue to expose your staff/public or have to shutdown facilities to prevent exposure. It is better to know immediately so that you can take remedial action, prevent infection, protect staff and clients and consequently your reputation and business.
What To Do in Case of an Outbreak?
When it comes to Infection Control, Total Quality Medical Inc. has the next generation of disinfecting and sanitizing solutions which offer superior infection control for the medical community with no need for harsh chemicals!