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Test Code LEGBC Legionella Blood Culture

Collection Container

Isolator Tube : Adults and children 5 years and older: 1 Isolator tube, 10mL. Infants and children less than 5 years: 1 Isolator tube, 1.5mL

Specimen Required

Whole Blood

Specimen Volume

1 mL Isolator tube

Special Handling Instructions

Bring to laboratory immediately

Transport Temperaure

Room Temperature

Reason for Rejection

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

Reference Ranges

Negative for Legionella



Turnaround Time

10 days

Days and Times Performed

7 days/week