LEGIONELLA SPECIES BY QUALITATIVE PCR

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Collect respiratory specimen in an IATA-approved sterile screw-capped plastic container: sputum, lung washes, tracheal aspirates, nasopharyngeal swab, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial brushings or pleural fluid. Send 2.0 mL (0.5 mL minimum) in an IATA-approved sterile screw-capped plastic container or in viral transport media (microtest M4) frozen or place swab in viral transport media.

Rejection Criteria
Leaking containers

Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Stability
Room Temperature: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 6 months

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeLEGSP
CPT-4 Code (s)
87541, 87798
LOINC Codes
Legionella pneumophila by PCR   21363-7  
Legionella species by Qual PCR   49616-6  
Legionella Source   31208-2  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory