Legionella species, Molecular Detection, PCR
Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing
Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.
Specimen Type: Bronchial washing, bronchoalveolar lavage, lung tissue, pleural fluid, sputum, transtracheal aspirate, or tracheal secretions
Container/Tube: Sterile container
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability Information:
Respiratory specimen: Refrigerated
Lung tissue: Refrigerated <7 days (preferred)/Frozen
Additional Information: Specimen source is required.
Forms: If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:
Microbiology Request Form (T244) (www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/media/customer-service/forms/microbiology-request-form.pdf)
Neurology Test Request Form (T732) (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/media/customer-service/forms/neurology-request-form.pdf)
Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.
Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.