Legionella Species by Qualitative PCR

Sunquest Code:LSPCR  
Epic Code:LAB3118Epic Name:Legionella Species by PCR
Methodology:Polymerase chain reaction
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-2 days.
Special Instructions:Specimen source is required.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Respiratory specimen: sputum, tracheal aspirates, nasopharyngeal swab, pleural fluid, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial brushings.
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Microbiology containers
Collection Instructions:Collect 2 mL, 0.5 mL minimum in sterile container or viral transport media (M4 or UTM).
Causes for Rejection:Dry swabs and nonsterile or leaking containers. Respiratory aspirates in collection containers with tubing. Specimen tends to leak from these containers, compromising specimen.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Indicate specimen source on sample container. Store frozen.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Stability:Stability: 24 hours at room temperature; 5 days refrigerated; 6 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2010125

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