Legionella Urinary Rapid Antigen

Last Modified: 4/12/2019 10:18:51 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 10.0 mL Urine in a Yellow Capped Tube or Plastic Container (No preservatives)
Collection Instructions:  
Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL Urine
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 24 hours Ambient
14 days Refrigerated (Preferred)
14 days Frozen
Reference Range: Negative
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Rapid Immunochromatographic Assay, Qualitative
Clinical Significance:

A rapid immunochromatographic assay for the detection of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 antigen in the urine of patients with pneumonia. It is intended, in conjunction with culture and other methods, to aid in the presumptive diagnosis of Legionella infection causes by L.pneumophila serogroup 1.  L. pneumophila serogroup 1 antigen has been detected in urine as early as three days after the onset of symptoms.

Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 30 to 60 minutes
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: ULEG1
EPIC Test Code: LAB886
Send Out Test Code: 9501
Alternate Test Names: Legionella Antigen Detection,Urine; Legionella Antigen, Urine; Urine for Legionella Antigen
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87449

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