Legionella pneumophila DFA LEGDFA

Method(s) Direct Fluorescent Antibody Stain
Specimen Required
Collect

Pericardial fluid, respiratory, or tissue specimens.

Transport

Fluid: Prepare two duplicate slides. OR transfer 1 mL fluid in a sterile container.

Tissue: Transfer tissue to a sterile container and place on gauze moistened with sterile non-bacteriostatic saline to prevent drying.

Refrigerated. OR frozen if transport occurs more than 48 hours after collection.

Stability

Fluid or Tissue: Ambient: 12 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 1 week

Slides: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 week

Unacceptable Conditions

Non-respiratory specimens. Specimens in preservatives or viral transport medium.

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5011837
CPTCode 87278
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
No Appointment Necessary
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