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Legionella culture

Sample 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 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.

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