LEGIONELLA URINARY ANTIGEN

Synonyms: Legionella Antigen
Computer Code: (LEGUA)
Specimen Collection: Collect urine into a sterile container. A gray top vacutainer is acceptable (BD). Screen for serogroup 1 only.
Minimum Volume: 3.0 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Transfer specimen into gray top urine transport tube if possible. Transport specimen at room temperature. Room temperature viability 24 hours and 2-8ºC viability 14 days.
Reference Values: Negative.
Lab Code: MIC
Requisition: SPEC M
Test Frequency: Daily
Routine TAT: same day
Stat TAT: 1 hr after receipt
CPT Code(s): 87449
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII