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34475: Legionella pneumophila Antigen, DFA Print View
Specimen Source:      
L. pneumophila Ag, DFA DFA  Not detected   

PRIMARY
1 Lung Tissue 1 (1) g   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Pleural Fluid   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Bronchial Washing   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Bronchial Alveolar Lavage   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Fresh (unfixed) tissue   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Tracheal lavage/wash   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Sputum (Induced)   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Nasopharyngeal Lavage/Was   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  

Bacteria in the genus Legionella primarily cause respiratory illness, i.e, either Legionnaires' disease, a systemic illness manifested primarily by pneumonia, or Pontiac fever, a nonpneumonic, influenza-like illness. Legionellae may also cause a variety of other illnesses.

Lung Biopsy: Place lung biopsy into sterile container.
Sputum: Instruct patient to gargle with water and cough
deeply to collect deep respiratory specimen in sterile
container.
Aspirate: Place aspirate or washing into sterile container.
Tissue: Add small amount of sterile, non-bacteriostatic,
distilled water to prevent drying, if necessary. Do not add
saline, because it may be inhibitory.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
87278

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
Rejection Criteria:
Expired transport device; environmental sources, received in viral transport media






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