Legionella pneumophilia Antibodies (Types 1-6), IgG, IgM and IgA by ELISA

Abbrev Code:ARMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Send Out Misc Tests
Methodology:Semi-quantitative enzyme linked immunosorbent assay
CPT Codes: 86713 x1, 86713 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sat; testing is performed Mon-Fri and results are reported within 1-4 days.

This test uses an in vitro diagnostic (IVD) that has been cleared or approved by the FDA.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.8 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Red (no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, icteric or lipemic specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.3 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature (preferred). Frozen is also acceptable.
Stability:After separation from cells: 48 hours at room temperature; 2 weeks refrigerated; 1 month frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:300520


Reference Range:
≤0.90 IV Negative: No significant amount of IgG/IgM/IgA
antibodies to L. pneumophila detected.
0.91-1.09 IV Equivocal: Recommend repeat testing in 1-3
weeks with fresh sample.
≥1,10 IV Positive: IgG/IgM/IgA antibodies specific to L. pneumophila
suggesting current or prior infection. A positive result cannot
distinguish between previous or active infection, therefore
this result alone cannot be used to establish diagnosis.
Use:May aid in the diagnosis of legionellosis caused by infection with L. pneumophila.

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