Imperial Collage Healthcare

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/Storage
Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection or refrigerate overnight


Turnaround Time
7-10 days


Notes
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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