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Test Directory -  Legionella antigen

Test Includes

Detection of Legionella pneumophila antigen in urine

Request Form 

Microbiology form (Green)

Availability

On request

Specific Criteria

Please give detailed clinical information, including date of onset/contact with the suspected infection and any current, or intended, antibiotic therapy

Turnaround Time

Same day

Specimen

Urine

Volume

Minimum 5 ml

Container

White or red capped universal bottle

Collection

Samples should be transported to laboratory immediately

Lab. Handling

Samples should be tested as soon as possible

Causes for Rejection

Incorrectly and/or Insufficiently labelled sample                               Incorrect sample type
Delay in sample reaching laboratory


Version 1.0 / November 2013

Last edited 16/04/14