Microbiology - Bacteriology
Ambient (8 - 24 degrees Celsius)
This test will only detect Legionella pneumophila serogroup1
Immunochromatographic Assay (Lateral flow test)
Both Legionella pneumophila serogroup1 and Streptococcus pneumoniae are both detected in this test.
$143.02 (Exclusive of GST)
Uncertainty of Measurement:
S. pneumoniae vaccine may cause a false positive up to six days after vaccination.
A negative result does not exclude S. pneumoniae or Legionella infection.
This test has not been validated to use for samples from children under 7 years.
This test should be used in conjunction with culture of respiratory specimens, PCR, serology testing and clinical findings in order to make an accurate diagnosis.