LEGIONELLA ANTIGEN TEST (088-0527)
Synonyms: Legionella antigen, urine
CPT 4 Code: 87899
Test Order Mnemonic: C LUA
Test includes: Detection of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 antigen in urine
Request Form: Microbiology
Collection: Urine, unpreserved
Storage instructions: Refrigerate; transport as soon as possible.
Causes for rejection: Leaking container, insufficient volume, specimens other than urine, more than one specimen submitted.
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day at the Microbiology Processing Laboratory, Room 5.137 McCullough.
Turnaround Time: Test is performed once per day (including weekends).
Specimen: Urine (clean catch). First morning specimen is recommended
Minimum volume: 1 ml
Container: Sterile, leak-proof container.
Reference Ranges: Negative
Special Instructions: A culture of respiratory sources should also be performed, since a negative result does not rule out infection with Legionella.
Test Method: Immunochromatographic membrane cartridge assay
Revised 10/21/2011 by T. Friloux