24 hours detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in pool/ spa water and bottled water. Use the Pseudalert® Test to detect P. aeruginosa quickly to safeguard against “hot-tub rash (folliculitis),” “swimmer’s ear” and a host of other infections, avoiding illness in sensitive populations.
- Detects P. aeruginosa in 24 hours.
- Delivers definitive results with no additional confirmation steps.
- Minimises the risk of false positives from non-target organisms.
- Same easy-to-use platform as Colilert®.
The test is based on a bacterial enzyme detection technology that signals the presence of P. aeruginosa through the hydrolysis of a substrate in the Pseudalert reagent. P. aeruginosa cells rapidly grow and reproduce using the rich supply of amino acids, vitamins and other nutrients present in the Pseudalert reagent. Actively growing strains of P. aeruginosa have an enzyme that cleaves the substrate in the reagent to produce blue fluorescence under ultraviolet light.
Pseudalert detects P. aeruginosa at 1 cfu in either 100-ml or 250-ml samples within 24 hours for non-carbonated water samples and within 26 hours for carbonated water samples.