Legionella Species, Culture LEGCUL

Method(s) Culture/Identification
Specimen Required
Collect

Respiratory specimens: Abscess material, aspirates, BAL, fluids, secretions, sputum, or tissue; OR pericardial fluid or blood.

Transport

Fluid: Transfer to a sterile container. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Tissue: Place on gauze moistened with sterile non-bacteriostatic saline to prevent drying and transport in sterile container.

Remarks

Specimen source preferred.

Stability

Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 1 week

Unacceptable Conditions

Stole, urine, wounds, or other non-respiratory sites. Dry specimens. Specimens in preservatives or viral transport medium (M4, UTM).

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5011836
CPTCode 87081
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
No Appointment Necessary
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12 Patient Service Centers in Central New York.

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