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Test Code M109 Legionella Antigen, Urine

Performing Laboratory

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Laboratory

Methodology

Immunochromatographic Assay

This test detects the presence of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1.

Literature Reference:

Package insert: Alere Binax NOW Urinary Antigen Card. Alere Scarborough, Inc. 1/2013.

 

Specimen Requirements


Acceptable Specimens:  ≥15 mL of urine in a leakproof screw-capped, sterile container or a full BD VACUTAINER grey-top C & S Preservative Tube

 

Collection Procedure:

1. Aseptically collect urine in a leakproof screw-capped, sterile container or BD VACUTAINER grey-top C & S Preservative Tube

2. Send specimen refrigerated. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
Note: Specimen source is required.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Cut-off time: 1300

Turnaround Time:
STAT: not available
Routine: final report available by 1400 the day of testing

Reference Values

Negative for Legionella antigen

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87449

Additional Information

For BJH Laboratory Use Only
Minimum Volume:

1 mL of urine in a leakproof screw-capped, sterile container or BD VACUTAINER grey-top C & S Preservative Tube

Laboratory Processing Instructions:
Test performed in BJH Microbiology.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate