88115:LEGIONELLA PNEUMOPHILA, DFA

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88115:LEGIONELLA PNEUMOPHILA, DFA
Methodology: Direct Fluorescent Antibody (DFA)
Edit Date: 1/1/1900
Performed: Daily
Released: 24-48 hours after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 87278-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Sputum, transtracheal aspirate, bronchial washings, lung tissue, pleural fluid.
Handling: Preparation of Smears: Place 1-2 drops of fluid onto a microscopic slide. If specimen is swab, roll the swab over surface of the slide. Air dry and heat-fix the slide. Smears will be prepared at lab if submitting swab or fluid.
Stability: 72 hours ambient, 7 days refrigerated, or 7 days frozen.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Formalin preserved specimen or specimen in saline; urine.