Legionella Rapid Antigen

Abbrev Code:LEGIONAG   
Order Code:LAB886Order Name:Legionella Antigen, Urine (Legionella Pneumophila Urine Antigen)
CPT Codes: 87899 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed 24 hours/day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Alternate Containers: 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 Laboratory   (UMMC East Bank)


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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