Legionella species by rapid PCR

Alphabetical Test listing

Legionella species by rapid PCR-8188

  
Legionella species by rapid PCR
  
8188
  
LAB8188
  
Legionalle P
  
LGS
  
  • Sensitive and rapid diagnosis of pneumonia caused by Legionella species
  • The assay is not recommended as a test of cure because bacteria nucleic acids may persist after successful treatment
  
Sputum, tracheal secretions/aspirates, transtracheal aspirate, bronchial washing/aspirate, bronchoalveolar lavage, lung fluid or pleural fluid
  

Sterile vial

  
1.0 mL
  
0.5 mL
  

Sterile vial

  
Fresh lung tissue or biopsy
  
5 mm (3)
  

Bronchial specimens

Refrigerated (preferred) - 7 days

Frozen - 7 days

Ambient - NO

Lung tissue

Frozen (preferred)  - <7 days

  
  • PCR testing cannot be added on to a sample that has been opened and/or used for other testing. If the sample has already been used for testing, a new specimen will need to be collected.
  
Mayo Clinic Laboratories (LEGRP): R-MM
  
Daily
  
3 - 7 days
  

Rapid Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

  
87801
  
05/04/2009
  
10/12/2020
  
02/24/2020