|Test Code||LEGI / SLEG-M|
|Test||LEGIONELLA PNEUMOPHILA ANTIBODIES, SERUM|
|Methodology||Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)|
|Description||Evaluation of possible legionellosis (Legionnaires' disease, Pontiac fever, extrapulmonary legionella infection caused by Legionella pneumophila).|
|Specimen||Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s) or a serum gel tube(s). Spin down and send 0.5 mL of serum for each specimen. Send specimen frozen in a screw-capped, round-bottom, plastic vial. Forward promptly.
NOTE: 1. Paired specimens, both acute and convalescent sera (> or = 21 days after onset of fever) are strongly recommended.
2. Label specimens appropriately (ie, unpaired: "acute" or "convalescent" or paired: "paired acute" and "paired convalescent").
3. If paired specimens are submitted, separate accession numbers are required.
4. Appropriately labeled paired specimens received together
will be analyzed on the same run and charged separately.
5. Specimens sent separately will be run and charged separately.
|Analytic Time||1 Day|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Friday|