Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: May 21, 2019 @ 9:13 am

91348

Legionella pneumoniae DFA

Specimen:Collect:
  • Respiratory Secretion(s) in Sterile Specimen Container

Also Acceptable:
  • Aspirate in Sterile Specimen Container
  • Sputum in Aspirate in Sterile Specimen Container
  • Tissue in Sputum in Aspirate in Sterile Specimen Container
Submit:
  • Two Slide(s) . Submit Ambient.

Also Acceptable:
  • Respiratory Secretion(s) in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Frozen.
  • Sputum in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Frozen.
  • Aspirate in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Frozen.
  • Tissue in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Frozen.
Special Handling:
  • State Source
  • Specimen Preparation: Fluid: Prepare two duplicate slides. OR transfer 1 mL fluid to a sterile container.
    Tissue: To prevent drying, submit tissue specimen in sterile, non-bacteriostatic water or physiologic saline. Source of specimen is preferred.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Leaking Container
  • Nonsterile Containers
  • Urine, stool, wounds, or other culture material from non-respiratory sites.
    Dry specimens, or specimens submitted in saline, formalin, or viral transport medium.
Stability:Ambient: 12 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 2 Day(s); Frozen: 1 Week(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Direct Fluorescent Antibody Stain
Performed:Sun-Sat
Reported:1-2 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87278
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.
Components:
  • 91712 - LEGIONELLA SOURCE
  • 91713 - LEGIONELLA RESULT
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