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Legionella culture

Lab Section: 

Microbiology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB902

 

Methodology: 

Standard culture procedure

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

14 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 1.0 ml of sample in a sterile container
Acceptable samples
:
Respiratory sources, Pleural Fluid
Transport: Sample should arrive within 2 hours of collection.

 

Notes: 

Erythromycin administration will decrease culture sensitivity for Legionella.

Reference Interval: 

No Growth of Legionella

CPT Code(s): 

87081

Last Changed: 

12/10/2016 10:54:30

Last Reviewed: 

8/30/2017 12:54:05 PM