LEGIONELLA PNEUMOPHILA IGM ANTIBODY (TYPES 1-6) BY IFA

Code
000.0000
Name
LEGIONELLA PNEUMOPHILA IGM ANTIBODY (TYPES 1-6) BY IFA
Category
None
Department
Send-Out
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
CPT Codes
86713
Site
SBMF
Reference Test
44395
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Gold, SST

Volume

1.0 ml

Transport Info

Centrifuge and immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Refrigerated

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

Less than 1:16

Methodology

Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA)

Clinical Significance

Indications:
•Community-acquired pneumonia with gastrointestinal symptoms
•Consider testing if nosocomial pneumonia occurs or if other known Legionella pneumonia is present in hospital
The IgM response to Legionella tends to develop concurrently with the IgG response and may remain elevated as long as the IgG response remains elevated. Cross-reactions have been described with several species of bacteria and Mycoplasma.

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