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LEGIONELLA ANTIBODY

Synonym(s):

​Legionella Antibody

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​3 mL plain blood
Paired acute and convalescent sera (3 – 6 weeks after onset of fever) should be sent. Acute phase sera are tested alone; a convalescent specimen is requested and when received will be run together with the acute phase sera.

Storage and Transport

Method

​Immunofluorescence

Test Results

​Serum run at doubling dilutions from 1:64 to 1:1024. A fourfold rise in titre between acute and convalescent sera is considered proof of ongoing infection. A single titre of ≥ 1:1024 is considered a presumptive positive.

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​Range 1 – 4 days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday – Friday

Remarks

Change History Notes

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