Item Value
Test name Legionella DNA
Available Stat? No
Turn around times 3-5 days
Performed by Focus via Quest
Normal range Not detected
Container type
Nasopharyngeal swab Flocked swab in Universal Transport Medium (UTM)
Other samples Sterile leak-proof container
Amount to Collect
Nasopharyngeal swab 1 flocked swab
Other samples 1 mL
Collection Instructions Nasopharyngeal swab: Use flocked swab/Universal Transport Medium for collection. Insert swab into the nostril, gently rotating the swab inward until resistance is met at the level of the turbinates. Rotate the swab a few times against the nasopharyngeal wall (approximately 10 sec) and then withdraw swab. Insert swab into container with Universal Transport Medium. Break end of swab so top of vial can be screwed on securely. Appropriately label specimen and send to the laboratory.
Sample type Bronchial wash/lavage, endotrachael aspirate, sputum, nasopharyngeal swab

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