Legionella pneumophila DFA LEGDFA
|Method(s)||Direct Fluorescent Antibody Stain|
Pericardial fluid, respiratory, or tissue specimens.
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.
Fluid or Tissue: Ambient: 12 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 1 week
Slides: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 week
Non-respiratory specimens. Specimens in preservatives or viral transport medium.
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|