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688: Legionella Culture Print View
Specimen Source:      
Status CULTURE  Not isolated   
Legionella Culture CULTURE  Not isolated   

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

Bacteria in the genus Legionella primarily cause respiratory illness, i.e. either Legionnaire's 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-Thursday

Reported (Analytical Time)
7 days

CPT Code
87081

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






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