|Mnemonic: ||[C LEGION]|
|Name: ||Culture, Legionella pneumophila|
|Specimen: || Collect: Respiratory tract specimens: Secretions, aspirates, BAL, tissues, fluids, sputum, or abscess material. OR pericardial fluid or blood in SPS.|
Specimen Preparation: To prevent drying, submit tissue specimen in sterile, non-bacteriostatic water, or physiologic saline. Transport in a sterile container. Transport blood in an SPS Vacutainer for Microbiology.
Source of specimen is required.
Transport samples frozen except blood isolator tubes which are sent refrigerated.
--Urine, stool, wounds, culture material from non-respiratory sites.
--Dry samples, nonsterile or leaking containers
--Specimens submited in formalin, saline or viral transport media
|Transport Temp: ||FREEZE|
|Spec Stability: ||Stable 48 hours refrigerated.|
|Ref Lab/Code: ||ARUP Multiple|
|Note: ||Culture reported negative at 7 days, positives are reported ASAP.|
|Processing Info: ||Manual ARUP requisition circle Legionella Culture (#60113).|
Legionella DFA is now a separate order. It is a GenLab order and is interfaced with ARUP. Will go out through CR on a transfer list.