Test Overview
Test Methodology

Enzyme Linked Immunoassay (ELISA)

Test Usage

Presumptive serological diagnosis of Legionella

Reference Range *

Negative

Test Limitations

High levels of antibodies may persist for some years after infection. False-positive reactions have been reported in patients with other bacterial or rickettsial infections.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Tuesday, Thursday
Analytic Time

2 - 5 days

Soft Order Code
SLEG
MiChart Code
Legionella Pneumophila Ab, Serum
Synonyms
  • Legionnaires' Disease Antibody
  • Legionella pneumophila Antibody
  • FLEGM
  • LEGIONELLA IgM ANTIBODY, IFA
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo SLEG (8122)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in SST or red top tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate (preferred) or freeze. A paired acute and convalescent (>21 days after onset of fever) sera are recommended; label specimens appropriately.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL serum
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories. University of Michigan registered patient specimens sent to Michigan Department of Community Health.

Billing
CPT Code
86713
Fee Code
34921
LOINC
5237-2
NY State Approved
No