Legionella Species by PCR
0056105
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
LEGION PCR
Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-2 days
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Respiratory specimen: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial brushings, nasopharyngeal swab, sputum, tracheal aspirates or pleural fluid.  
Specimen Preparation
Fluid: Transfer 2 mL respiratory specimen to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL) Also acceptable: Transfer to viral transport media (ARUP supply #12884). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. Swabs: Place in viral transport media.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
Specimen source required.  
Stability
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 6 months  
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
This test is performed pursuant to an agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.

See Compliance Statement B: www.aruplab.com/CS
Note
CPT Code(s)
87541
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0056105Legionella Species by PCR
2002177Legionella Source
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, contact interface support at interface.support@aruplab.com.
Cross References
  • Legionella by PCR
  • Legionella pneumophila