The pathogenic Leptospira causes Weil's disease (Leptospirosis). The most well-known sources of Leptospira are rats and mice, but cattle can also carry them. The risk of infection is greatest in contact with slow-flowing surface water, such as in ditches. A qPCR measurement on Leptospira can contribute to safety during activities along the ditch edge, such as muskrat control, tillage or dredging work. The Target Tube Leptospira can be combined with faecal indicators such as E.coli (article number U20040), Bacteroides dorei (article number U20042) or Enterococcus (article number U20045). Target Tubes are packed per 50 pieces and are ready for use. The shelf life is at least 1 year at room temperature, if stored in the dark.
The importance of this qPCR measurement is that we can measure the quality of swimming water on the day itself instead of 3 days before.
Sander van Eijck, AQUON