Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

14 days

Soft Order Code
MMLR

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Legionnaires Disease
Aerobic Bacterial Culture, Legionella
Culture, Legionella
Legionnaires' Disease
Legionnaires` Disease
LGSN
LEGIONELLA CULTURE

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Culture

Test Usage

Isolate and identify Legionella

Reference Range

Negative

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Instructions

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.

Minimum Volume
 

Billing Information

CPT Code
87081
Pro Fee Code
 
Insurance Auth Info
 
LOINC
 

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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.