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Test Code Legion Cul Legionella Culture

Clinical System Name

Legionella Culture

Synonyms

Legionella culture

 

Sample Requirements

Specimen: See note

Container(s): Sterile Screw-Capped Container

Preferred Vol:See note

Minimum Vol:  Consult with UW Microbiology Lab.

 

Note: Submit sputum, lung tissue, pleural fluid, tracheal aspirate or bronchial brushings in a sterile container. For bronchial brushings, add a few drops of sterile, non-bacteriostatic saline to the tube. Send to the Lab immediately or refrigerate.

All positive results will be called to Children's Lab.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: Refrigerate in the CPA refrigerator send-outs rack, if not sent out immediately.

 

Off-site collection: Refrigerate specimen.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp

 

  Refrigerated  
  Frozen

 

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N

Daily

 up to 2 w

 

Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine

Department

Department:  

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine
1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195
 

Phone Number

(206) 598-6066

 

 

 

Reference Range

 

Negative.

Interpretive report will be sent on positive results.
 

 

 

Methodology

Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations: Method is affected by contamination of culture, improper storage temperature and age of culture.

CPT Codes

87081

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name:

R/O Legionella Bacterial Culture & Sensitivity

Reference Test Number:

LEGC

Instructions:

Send out within 24 hours if possible. Send out Monday thru Friday with the UW courier. Keep a copy of the Batch Sheet for our records.