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Legionella Antigen




Specimen container

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To Request On EPIC

For electronic requesting using EPIC (RDUH ONLY):

Search for: ‘Urine Legionella antigen test‘ or test code ‘LAB9447

Special Instructions

These tests are not undertaken routinely due to high cost. Please discuss with Consultant Microbiologist before sending sample if Legionella is suspected. We can also culture sputum or BAL sample for Legionella.

Test Usage

Diagnosis of community acquired pneumonia.


Local test

Processing Time

Tested after review by Consultant Microbiologist.  Results available on day of receipt.

Urgent Specimen Instructions

Please discuss with lab before sending.

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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