Specimen Requirements

Title

Legionella IgM Antibody

Specimen Requirement

1 SST/1.0 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate.

Methodology

Stability

Room Temp 7 days; Refrigerated 14 days; Frozen 30 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

5-7 days -- Performed Mon-Fri

Clinical Use

Detect antibodies to Legionella; helps support the clinical diagnosis of Legionnaires’ disease.

Test Code

LEGM