Test Code: Legab Preferred Name Legionella antibodies

< 7 days
< 7 days
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Test Tubes

ImageSpecimen TypeSpecimen VolumeTube Type
Blood (adult)8 mLSST with gel 8.5 mL (Dark Yellow Top)
Blood (paediatric)2 mL4x SST with gel 600 uL Paed (Red or Yellow top)
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APPLICATION:  Confirmation of Legionella infection depends on detecting a 4 fold rise in titre to >=128.

INTERPRETATION:  A single titre of >=256 is suggestive of infection.   Seroconversion may take as long as 6 weeks to occur.

Legionella pneumophila (1) and (2) and Legionella longbeachae (1) are the only species routinely tested.

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