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Legionella Culture

Specimen Type:

 

Other


MICROBIOLOGY


Specimen requirements:

Sterile Specimen Container

 

or: Sterile Trap (Lukens-Trap), Sputum, Bronch Wash, or Respiratory Secretions

Unit of measure:

N/A

Ideal sample:

2 -10 mL

Absolute minimum amount:

2 mL

Method of collection:

Expectorated or induced sample

Transportation:

Deliver to laboratory within 1 to 2 hours. Delayed samples should be kept at room temperature.

Label instructions:

All containers must be labeled with patient name and medical record number.

Request test on form:

Multi Labs/Micro/Viro/Serology ( 151-905 )

Order/entry screen(s):

Microbiology/Virology

Stat frequency:

N/A

Stat turn around time:

N/A

Routine frequency:

Maximum of 1 culture/24 hours.

Must be in by:

N/A

Routine turn around time:

24 hrs for prelim/ 14 days for final

For Hillcrest deliver to:

Microbiology : Room 2-109

For Thornton deliver to:

Microbiology : Processing Desk, 1st floor,

 

Hospital, room 1-013

Scheduling requirements :

Specimens accepted in microbiology, Room 2-105, 24 hours/day.

Method:

N/A

Special Instructions:

Clinical significance of culture: to identify presence of Legionella in the respiratory system.  Instruct patient to expectorate first "deep" sputum specimen directly into container and to close top of container.  Submit specimen as soon as possible after collection. If specimen is delayed, then store at room temperature.

 

Results are available on a Chart Copy

 

Results are Qualitative

SOFT LAB abbreviation:

CXLEG

Secondary code:

4257

Lab Processing Instructions:

N/A