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Test Code LAB886 Legionella Antigen, Urine

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Reporting Title

Legionella Antigen, Urine


An in vitro rapid immunochromatographic assay for the quantitative detection of Legionella pneumophila group 1 antigen.

Performing Laboratory

OhioHealth Laboratory Services-RMH Microbiology

Specimen Requirements

1. Collect 10 mL of urine in a screw-capped, sterile container.

2. Label container with patient’s name (first and last), date and actual time of collection, and type of specimen.

3. Maintain sterility and forward promptly at ambient temperature. If there is a delay in transport, send specimen refrigerated.

Note:  Boric acid may be used as a preservative (B-D Collection Kit). Urine culture tubes (grey) are also acceptable.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate/Frozen /Ambient

Reference Values


Note: Test detects Legionella pneumophilia serogroup 1 antigens in urine.  Legionnaires disease cannot be ruled out since other serogroups and species may also cause disease.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87449 -Legionella Antigen, Urine

Special Instructions