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Legionella urinary antigen detection (Virology)

General information

Collection container (including preservatives): CE marked leak proof container

culture B

Specimen type: Urine

Collection: Urine

Specimen transport: No special needs

Minimum volume of sample: 1mL urine

Special precautions: If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48hr are undesirable.

Laboratory information

Turnaround time: Please contact laboratory to arrange urgent test (3 hrs). Routine testing is 24 hrs

Clinical information

Clinical decision points: Not applicable

Factors known to significantly affect the results: Not known


(Last reviewed October 24th 2017)