GeneProof Legionella pneumophila PCR Kit



The PCR kit is designed for Legionella pneumophila detection by the real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method.

The L. pneumophila detection consists in amplification of the gene encoding 16S rRNA specific for L. pneumophila and in measurement of fluorescence increase. The L. pneumophila presence is indicated by the FAM fluorophore fluorescence growth. An Internal Standard (IS) is either included in the reaction mix, controlling the possible inhibition of the PCR reaction (ISIN version) or excluded, controlling also the DNA extraction process quality (ISEX version). IS positive amplification is detected in the HEX fluorophore fluorescence channel. The detection kit takes advantage of the "hot start" technology, minimizing non-specific reactions and assuring maximum sensitivity. Ready to Use MasterMix contains uracil-DNA-glycosylase (UDG), eliminating possible contamination of the PCR with amplification products. The kit is designed for in vitro diagnostics and provides qualitative detection.



Technology real-time PCR
Type of Analysis qualitative
Target Sequence the gene encoding 16S rRNA specific for L. pneumophila 

L. pneumophila, 100 %

Sensitivity (LoD)

reaches up to 0.578 cp/μl with the probability of 95% (on Amplirun® Legionella pneumophila DNA control, Vircell)

Extraction/Inhibition Controls

PCR Inhibition and DNA extraction efficiency control (ISEX version)

Validated specimen BAL, sputum, swab
Storage -20 ± 5 °C
Validated Extraction Methods croBEE NA16 Nucleic Acid Extraction System
GeneProof PathogenFree DNA Isolation Kit

croBEE Real-Time PCR System*
Applied Biosystems 7300 / 7500 Real-Time PCR System
AriaMx Real-Time PCR System
CFX Connect™ / CFX96™ / Dx Real-Time PCR Detection System
LightCycler® 2.0 / 480
LineGene 9600 / 9600 Plus

Mic qPCR Cycler
QuantStudio™ 3 / 5 Real-Time PCR System
Rotor-Gene 3000 / Q
SLAN® Real-Time PCR System
StepOne™ / StepOnePlus™ Real-Time PCR System

Required Detection Channels FAM, HEX
Quality Control quality management system is certified in compliance with the requirements of the standard ISO 13485
External Quality Assessment regularly tested by QCMD and Instand e.V. External Quality Assessment Panels results at
Certification CE IVD

*Validated Instruments 


Product name

Cat. No. Technology Package
GeneProof Legionella pneumophila PCR Kit LP/ISEX/025 real-time PCR 25 reactions
GeneProof Legionella pneumophila PCR Kit LP/ISEX/050 real-time PCR 50 reactions
GeneProof Legionella pneumophila PCR Kit LP/ISEX/100 real-time PCR 100 reactions