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30268: Legionella pneumophila Antibody (IgM), IFA Print View
L. pneumo Ab (IgM), IFA IFA    titer 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.2) mL   Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

Legionella infection is associated with 2 clinically and epidemiologically distinct illnesses, Legionnaires disease and Pontiac fever. Legionnaires disease is characterized by fever, cough, myalgia, and pneumonia, whereas, Pontiac fever is a milder illness without pneumonia. Inhaling aerosols of water contaminated with Legionella species is believed to be the primary mode of infection; the incubation period is generally 2 -10 days. A 4-fold rise in IgG IFA antibody titer to >1:128 between acute and convalescent sera may be used in the laboratory confirmation of Legionella infection.
Setup Schedule
Tuesday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
86713

The CPT codes provided 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 payer being billed.

Notes
**This test is not available for New York patient testing** Transport Temperature: Room temperature Methodology: Immunofluorescence Assay






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