Test directory: Legionella Pneumophila Ag, DFA

Ordering Code4166
Test NameLegionella Pneumophila Ag, DFA
Preferred SpecimenVaries
Preferred ContainerSterile leak-proof container
Optimum Volume3 mL
Collection InstructionsLung Biopsy: Place lung biopsy into sterile container with non-bacteriostatic, distilled water
Sputum: Instruct patient to gargle with water and cough deeply to collect deep respiratory specimen in sterile container
Aspirate: Place aspirate or washing into sterile container with non-bacteriostatic, distilled water
Tissue: Add small amount of sterile, non-bacteriostatic, distilled water to prevent drying, if necessary
Do not use saline, because it may be inhibitory.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: Not Stable
Refrigerated: 7 Days
Frozen: Not Stable
Rejection CriteriaExpired transport device, Environmental sources, Received in viral transport media
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time5 Days
MethodologyDirect Immunofluorecence Assay (DFA)
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease

Reference range(s)

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SourceALLSee report.