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Legionella culture

Category Microbiology >> Microbiology
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Clinical Indications
Sample & container required Respiratory samples (sputum, BAL, BW, TA); Sputum samples (expectorated or induced)
Sample container Sterile universal container (not sputum trap container)
Sample collection

2 mL

Transport storage Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection or refrigerate overnight
Turnaround time 7-10 days

Please request separately. Not included in standard respiratory culture testing. Samples may be referred to the Atypical Pneumonia Unit, Public Health England, for further investigation.