Test directory: Legionella Culture

Ordering Code111
Test NameLegionella Culture
AliasLegionella pneumophila culture
Legionella species culture
Preferred SpecimenLower Respiratory Specimen, Lung Tissue, Lung Exudate,
Pleural Fluid
Preferred ContainerSterile Container
Optimum VolumeLung Tissue: 1 gm
Lung Exudate: 1 mL
Lower Respiratory Specimens: 5 mL
Pleural Fluid: 5 mL
Collection InstructionsIndicate specimen source on the requisition.
Handling InstructionsTissue should be kept moist with non-bacteriostatic sterile water/normal saline. DO NOT use additives, preservatives or solutions other than non-bacteriostatic sterile water/ normal saline.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 2 Hours
Refrigerated: 1 Week
Rejection CriteriaSpecimen older than stability limits, Frozen, Fixed slides,
Additives, preservatives or solutions other than non- bacteriostatic sterile water/normal sterile saline used (e.g. Formalin, Ethanol)
Note: specimens with rejection concerns that cannot be recollected (e.g. surgical tissue) will be processed upon receipt and the ordering physician consulted.
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 2 Weeks
Preliminary results at 48 hours
MethodologyCulture on selective and non-selective media.

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
SourceALLSee report.
StatusALLSee report.
ResultALLSee report.