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LEGIONELLA SPECIES BY PCR, BODY FLUID

Mnemonic

BF LEGRP

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Bronchial washing, bronchoalveolar lavage, lung tissue, pleural fluid, sputum, transtracheal aspirate or tracheal secretions

Handling

Place specimen in sterile container. Specimen source is required.

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL

Transport

Refrigerated; Frozen (for lung tissue only)

Stability

Refrigerated: 7 days

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

3-5 days

Method

Rapid Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Referral Lab

Mayo Medical Laboratory (89564)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

87801

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:22 AM


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