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Legionella Species by PCR (INACTIVE as of 5/19/14: refer to 2010125).
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, if possible.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
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.

Compliance Statement B: This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Note
CPT Code(s)
87541
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0056105Legionella Species by PCR21363-7
2002177Legionella Source31208-2
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Aliases
  • Legionella by PCR
  • Legionella pneumophila