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Establish the diagnosis of Legionella infection.
No Legionella DNA detected.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Acceptable specimens include: bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) or induced sputum are preferred. Tracheal specimens will also be accepted. Refrigerate immediately after specimen collection. Specimen may be refrigerated ( 2-8° C) up to 72 hours. If an unacceptable specimen is received, the floor will be notified and another specimen will be requested.
Collect lower respiratory specimen in a non-polystyrene sterile tube or container. Acceptable specimens include bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), sputum (induced sputum is preferred), and tracheal aspirate. Refrigerate immediately after specimen collection. May be refrigerated up to 24 hrs. If an unacceptable specimen is received, the client will be notified and another specimen will be requested.