LEGI - Overview: Legionella Culture

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Test ID: LEGI    
Legionella Culture

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Diagnosis of Legionnaires disease


Because examination by rapid PCR increases sensitivity and provides faster results, Mayo Medical Laboratories strongly recommends also ordering LEGRP / Legionella species, Molecular Detection, PCR.

Reflex Tests Lists test(s) that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial test(s)

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
RMALDIdent by MALDI-TOF mass specNo, (Bill Only)No
ISAEAerobe Ident by SequencingNo, (Bill Only)No
TISSRTissue ProcessingNo, (Bill Only)No

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is ordered, the reflex tests may be performed and charged.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Conventional Culture Technique

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Legionella Culture

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching