Legionella Culture

Last Modified: 4/12/2019 10:19:09 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 2.0 mL of  Respiratory Secretions in sterile container
Collection Instructions: Sputums may be collected in a sputum collection device per instructions or in a sterile container
First AM and/or deep cough specimens are best. Transport at room temperature
Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 2 hours Ambient
24 hours Refrigerated
Reference Range: No Legionella isolated
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments: Specimen is processed for presence of Legionella organisms by conventional culture
Methodology: Manual
Clinical Significance:  
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 7 days
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: CXLEG
EPIC Test Code: LAB902
Alternate Test Names: Culture, Legionella
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87081

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