Veripath Test Directory

Epic Test Name LEGIONELLA AG URINE
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Description Provide evidence of suspected Legionella pneumophila infection.
Specimen Requirements 
Container Sterile plastic urine container
Specimen Type Urine, random.
Preferred Collection Volume 3 mL
Minimum Collection Volume 3 mL
Collection Instructions Ambient: 24 hrs Refrigerated: 2 wks Frozen: 2 wks
Specimen Handling Specimen in preservatives.
Rejection Criteria
Methodology Immunochromatographic membrane assay
Reference Range Negative
CPT Code(s) 87899
Department Microbiology
Contact Information Phone: 214-633-4940
Turn Around Time1-2 days
Performed Monday - Saturday
Performed by Microbiology
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Notes This assay detects Legionella pneumphila serogroup one (1) antigen. A negative test result does not rule out the possibility of Legionella infection due to other serogroups or species of Legionella. A positive result may indicate a recent or remote infection with serogroup 1.
Updated/Reviewed 02/22/2018


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