Legionella Species by Qualitative PCR
2010125
Ordering Recommendation
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Mnemonic
LEGIONPCR
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.
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: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 6 months  
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
A negative result does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors in the patient specimen or test-specific nucleic acid in concentrations below the level of detection by this test.

See Compliance Statement B: www.aruplab.com/CS
Note
This test detects and speciates L. pneumophila. The nucleic acid from other Legionella species will be detected by this test but cannot be differentiated
CPT Code(s)
87541; 87798
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
2002177Legionella Source
2010126Legionella pneumophila by PCR
2010128Legionella species by Qualitative PCR
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Cross References
  • Legionella pneumophila (Legionella Species by PCR)