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Test Code LEGBC Legionella Blood Culture

Collection Container

Adults and children 5 years and older: One 10 mL Isolator tube
Infants and children less than 5 years: One 1.5 mL Isolator tube

Specimen Required

Whole Blood

Special Handling Instructions

Bring to laboratory immediately

Specimen Volume

1 mL Isolator tube

Transport Temperature

Room Temperature

Reasons for Rejection

Insufficient specimen, specimen transport greater than 12 hours, specimen refrigerated

Days and Times Performed

7 days/week

Turnaround Time

10 days

Reference Ranges

Negative for Legionella



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