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LEGIONELLA CULTURE (CLINICAL SPECIMEN)

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Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​Sputum, BAL, lung tissue. Send also for antigen detection by immunofluorescence and send blood for legionella serology.

Storage and Transport

Method

​Culture

Test Results

Legionella pneumophila reported;
No Legionella pneumophila isolated

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​Negative : 10 days
Positive : 6 – 14 days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday - Saturday

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