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.
Specimen source required.
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.
Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. 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.
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)