Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : Legionella pneumophila Antibody Order Code : YLEGS
Note: This is a Sendout/Referred Test and is only offered to registered patients of SHC or LPCH.
Specimen Type: Serum
Container Type: Red-top tube (Plain) no additive preferred; SST Gold-top gel tube acceptable
Required Volume: 0.5 mL
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 0.4 mL
Methodology: Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Standard Run Times: Mon, Wed, Fri 2pm
Turnaround Time: 16 days
Special Handling: Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s) or a serum gel tube(s). Spin down and send 0.5 mL of serum. Send specimen refrigerated in a screw-capped, round-bottom, plastic vial. Forward promptly. Paired specimens, both acute and convalescent sera (> or = 21 days after onset of fever) are strongly recommended. Label specimens appropriately (ie, unpaired: "acute" or "convalescent" or paired: "paired acute" and "paired convalescent").If paired specimens are submitted, separate amLession numbers are required.
CPT Codes: 86713
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB476
SHC EPIC Code: LABYLEGS
Causes For Rejection: Specimens other than serum.
Department: Sendouts
Clinical Specialties: Infectious Disease
Sendout Lab: Mayo Medical Laboratories
Sendout Lab Test Code: SLEG
URL: http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Overview/8122