Legionella Rapid Antigen


Sunquest Code:LEGUA  
Epic Code:LAB886Epic Name:Legionella Antigen, Urine (Legionella Pneumophila Urine Antigen)
Methodology:Immunochromatography
CPT Code:87899
Turnaround Time:Performed 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Urine
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile (Urine culture tubes)
Collection Instructions:Urine should be collected in a sterile container.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Aliquot 2 mL urine. Store at room temperature, 15-30 C, if assayed within 24 hours. Specimen may be stored at 2-8 C for up to 14 days if necessary. Alternatively, specimens may be stored at -10 to -20 C for longer periods before testing.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Lab-Microbiology  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:See interpretive report.
Use:To assist in diagnosis of community or hospital acquired pneumonia due to Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1.


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