New Italian guidelines for the prevention and control of legionellosis were approved. The document has been updated on the basis of new scientific knowledge and thanks to the technical and scientific support of the Italian Institute of Health as well as experts in this field.
The new text explains how to determine the presence of Legionella DNA in water samples according to the reference standard “Water quality-Detection and quantification of Legionella spp. and/or Legionella pneumophila by concentration and genic amplification by quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) “(ISO / TS 12869, 2012).

The Real Time PCR can finally be used for rapid routine analysis, particularly in environmental samples related outbreaks, for which it is absolutely necessary to make timely investigations, in order to implement appropriate control measures to contain cases disease.
Diatheva proposes a molecular method developed and validated as specified by ISO/TS 12869 cited above.

MBK0058 – New Legionella Quantitative kit – Real-Time PCR