Quick, accurate and easy diagnosis is crucial because S. pneumoniae is the leading cause of community acquired pneumonia. Additionally, Legionella pneumophila causes costly hospital and ICU admissions. Patients that are suffering from either disease present symptoms that are difficult to tell apart. This is a huge challenge, as the treatment for each disease is different. That’s why medical guidelines recommend double testing.
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What kind of testing are you doing?
ImmuView® S. pneumoniae and L. pneumophila Urinary Antigen Test [ImmuView® P&L] is the only urinary Antigen Test
capable of identifying both S. pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila at the same time – with just one test.
CONFIDENT DETECTION OF TWO DISEASES WITH ONE FAST, RELIABLE URINARY ANTIGEN TEST
BCYE (Buffered Charcoal Yeast Extract) Selective Agar with GPCV antibiotics
(Buffered Charcoal Yeast Extract Agar with Glycine, Vancomycin, Polymyxin, and Cycloheximide) For the selective isolation of Legionella spp. Conforms to ISO 11371 formulation. Hardy Diagnostics Buffered Charcoal Yeast Extract (BCYE) Agar formulations are recommended for use in the cultivation and primary isolation of Legionella spp. in water and other samples suspected of harboring the bacteria. W169 is based on Edelstein’s formula in accordance with ISO 11371:(1998)E. This formulation employs the use of L-Cysteine, soluble ferric pyrophosphate, and alpha-ketoglutarate to enhance the growth of Legionella species. Activated charcoal removes toxic metabolic products. Protein and other growth nutrients are supplied by yeast extract.
Buffered Charcoal Yeast Extract Selective Agar with Cephalothin, Colistin, Vancomycin, and Cycloheximide. For the selective isolation and cultivation of Legionella from environmental samples.
Buffered Charcoal Yeast Extract Agar with Colistin, Anisomycin, and Vancomycin antimicrobials. For the selective isolation and cultivation of Legionella from environmental samples.
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