S. pneumoniae and L. pneumophila rapid test
Streptococcus pneumoniae is the leading cause of community-acquired pneumonia and Legionella pneumophila causes costly hospital and ICU admissions. It is difficult to clinically distinguish between the two bacteria and due to different treatment of the diseases, guidelines recommend double testing.
The ImmuView Antigen test makes it now possible to readily distinguish between both microorganisms in patients with presumed infection, allowing clinicians to initiate the correct antibiotic treatment. It is the only rapid test that identifies both Streptococcus pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila in one single test for urine and CSF samples. ImmuView is very simple to use, does not require any special equipment, and provides a result in just 15 minutes. In fact, in only 3 simple steps, it determines whether the patient has a double infection, a S. pneumoniae infection, a Legionella infection, or none of these.