LEGIONELLA PNEUMOPHILA IGM ANTIBODY (TYPES 1-6) BY IFA
- LEGIONELLA PNEUMOPHILA IGM ANTIBODY (TYPES 1-6) BY IFA
- Start Date
- Expiration Date
- CPT Codes
- Reference Test
- Transport Info
Centrifuge and immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
- Fasting Required?
- Patient Instructions
- Reference Range
Less than 1:16
Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA)
•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.