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ID:516 Legionella culture (urine positive)
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DescriptionLegionella culture can take up to 10 days. Specimens are referred to the PHE reference laboratory, Colindale, and may take longer than this to obtain a result. These will only be referred after a positive urinary antigen test or after discussion with a medical microbiologist.
Indication
Additional Info Requests for Legionella testing should be clearly marked, as culture conditions are very specific to this organism.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
Interpretation

DepartmentMicrobiology
SampleUrine
TubePlain Universal
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsBronchoscopic alveolar lavage recommended
Min. Vol
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Ref. Range (Male)
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT12 days
IP Routine TAT12 days
GP Acute TAT12 days
GP Routine TAT12 days
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : Dr M Denton. Review due on 28/06/2017 14:10:05. Published By K Roberts on 28/06/2016 14:10:05.