TABLE 1.

Non-Legionella strains used for the specificity test of the immunofluorescence staining protocol

StrainReactivitya with antibody against the following L. pneumophila sg(s):
1 (NRCL)1, 6, 7, 12 (Accurate Chemical & Scientific)1 (MAbs from Dresden)2-6, 8-10, 12-15 (MAbs from Dresden)
Aeromonas hydrophila
Agrobacterium radiobacter
Alcaligenes xylosoxidans
Bacillus cereus +
Pseudomonas aeruginosa +
Pseudomonas diminuta +
Pseudomonas fluorescens
Pseudomonas putida
Pseudomonas stutzeri
Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium
Sphingomonas paucimobilis
Staphylococcus aureus NTNT
Xanthomonas maltophilia
Brevundimonas vesicularis (3 strains)NT+
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia NT+
  • a −, negative reaction; +, positive reaction; NT, not tested.