Legionella bacteria are intracellular pathogens and are important causes of community-acquired and nosocomial pneumonia. Pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria is termed Legionnaires' disease. Legionnaires' disease can be severe, and early administration of appropriate antimicrobial therapy is associated with improved outcomes.
Molecular testing is only useful 3 days from onset of symptoms. Test done in conjunction with Legionella culture
Microbiology - Virology
Deliver to lab ASAP.
Chilled (2 - 8 degrees Celsius)
Legionella genus DNA detection by PCR. Speciation by species-specific PCR or sequencing.
$71.67 (Exclusive of GST)
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