Test Legionella

Project No. FFFF 0202

Status:

completed 07/2002

Aims:

Controlling of Legionellae in hotwater-systems needs a simple, unexpensive and rapid test. A possibly suitable method for qualitative and quantitative analysis of legionellae in water has to be evaluated and standardized.

Activities/Methods:

Fluorescence in situ hybridization, using a special filtration, incubation and staining reactor (already developped by the research institute), avoids loss of cells (quantitative falsification); comparing results with culture method and immunoassay.

Results:

The FISH-method is generally suitable, but accuracy does not fit.

Last Update:

28-Nov-2002

Project

Financed by:
  • Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften (HVBG)
Research institution(s):
  • Institut für Biologie des Stoffaustauschs, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Branche(s):

-cross sectoral-

Type of hazard:

biological agents

Catchwords:

Messverfahren, Biologische Arbeitsstoffe

Description, key words:

molecular biological methods, legionella pneumophila