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Confirm the diagnosis of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 infection
This test will not detect species or serogroups other than Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1.
Enzyme immunoassay (EIA)
No Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 antigen detected
Legionella pneumophila has been estimated to cause 80% to 85% of Legionella infections, with serogroup 1 accounting for most of these. Current methods of diagnosis for Legionella infection include culture and DFA. All of these other tests require a high quality respiratory specimen to perform this test and, unfortunately, many patients with Legionella infection do not produce sputum. A number of investigators have shown that a specific soluble antigen was present in the urine of patients with Legionnaires' disease, which can be detected both early and late in the disease.
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Causes for Rejection
Swab specimen; inappropriate specimen transport device; unlabeled specimen or name discrepancy between specimen and request label; nonurine specimen
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|182246||L. pneumophila Serogp 1 Ur Ag||41499-5||182246||L. pneumophila Serogp 1 Ur Ag||41499-5|