Legionella Antigen, EIA, Urine

Message
Lab only orderable


Test Code
# LEGA


Quest Code
8856


CPT Codes
87449

Preferred Specimen
1 mL urine submitted in a sterile plastic leak-proof container


Minimum Volume
0.5 mL


Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)


Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days


Methodology
Immunoassay (IA)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Sun, Tues-Sat; Report Available: 1 day


Reference Range
Not detected


Clinical Significance
Legionella urinary antigen is useful in conjunction with other laboratory tests in the diagnosis of Legionnaire's Disease. Legionella urinary antigen may be identified for months after recovery.


Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute-San Juan Capistrano, CA
33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2042




The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.