This test is only performed on Legionella PCR positive samples
Microbiology - Bacteriology
Legionaires disease testing
Legionella PCR positive test previous
Patient specimen - Respiratory secretions, aspirates, tissues in sterile pottle
Deliver ASAP to lab at room temperature. Do not refrigerate.
$87.56 (Exclusive of GST)
Legionella PCR is done on all patients whose clinical details include: a) ? Legionella or ? Legionnaires disease, b) Pneumonia, c) Immunocompromised.
Note: Culture is not routinely performed. PCR testing is required
If Legionella is high probability consider requesting a urine for testing Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 and/or PCR.
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