LEGIONELLA AG, FLUID

Synonyms: FA Smear for Legionella pneumophila; Legionella pneumophila, DFA; Legionella Antigen
Computer Code: (RDFAL)
Specimen Collection: Collect lung biopsy, lung exudate, pleural fluid, transtracheal aspirate, sputum, bronchial washing in a sterile container. Deliver to Special Chemistry by 2 p.m.
Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Refrigerate entire specimen. Deliver immediately to lab. * Must reach LCA lab within 24 hours of draw. Collect Monday-Friday only.
Reference Values: See reference laboratory report.
Lab Code: CC REF
Requisition: SPEC C
Test Frequency:
Routine TAT: 7 days
Stat TAT: N/A
CPT Code(s): 87278
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII