Isolate and identify Legionella
Recovery of legionella in specimens heavily contaminated with indigenous flora (i.e., sputum) may be difficult.
- Legionnaires Disease
- Aerobic Bacterial Culture, Legionella
- Culture, Legionella
- Legionnaires' Disease
- Legionnaires` Disease
- LEGIONELLA CULTURE
Bronchial washings, bronchoalveolar lavage, bronchus fluid, chest fluid, chest tube drainage, empyema, endotracheal specimens, fresh lung tissue, induced sputum, lingula (lung), lung biopsy, pericardial fluid or tissue, pleura, pleural fluid, protected catheter brush, sputum, thoracentesis fluid, tracheal secretion, transbronchial biopsy, or transtracheal aspirate should be sent in a screw-capped, sterile container refrigerated. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
If tissue is submitted, an additional charge will be assessed for processing (CPT 87176). Positives will be identified to species level at no additional charge (CPT 87140). Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories. NOTE: Legionella silver stain for tissue is performed by MLabs Surgical Pathology.