Detect Legionella species.
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Respiratory specimen: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial brushings, nasopharyngeal swab, sputum, tracheal aspirates or pleural fluid.
Fluid: Transfer 2 mL respiratory specimen to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL) Also acceptable: Transfer to viral transport media (ARUP supply #12884).
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Swabs: Place in viral transport media.
Tissues in optimal cutting temperature compound.
Specimen source required, tissues in optimal cutting temperature compound.
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 6 months
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.
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
This test detects and speciates L. pneumophila. The nucleic acid from other Legionella species will be detected by this test but cannot be differentiated
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|2010126||Legionella pneumophila by PCR||21363-7|
|2010128||Legionella species by Qualitative PCR||49616-6|
- Legionella pneumophila (Legionella Species by PCR)