Item Value
Test name Legionella Culture
Available Stat? No
Turn around times Up to 14 days
In House Availability Daily, day and evening shifts
Performed by Microbiology
Normal range Negative
Container type Nasopharyngeal swab: Flocked swab in Universal Transport Medium(UTM), Other samples: Sterile, leak-proof container
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, unfixed tissue, nasopharyngeal swab

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