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legionella ag, fluid
Synonyms: FA Smear for Legionella pneumophila; Legionella pneumophila, DFA; Legionella Antigen 
Computer Code: (RDFAL)
Specimen Collection: Collect lung biopsy, lung exudate, pleural fluid, transtracheal aspirate, sputum, bronchial washing in a sterile container.
Deliver to Special Chemistry by 2 p.m. 
Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Refrigerate entire specimen. Deliver immediately to lab. * Must reach LCA lab within 24 hours of draw. 
Reference Values: See reference laboratory report.  
Lab Code: CC REF 
Requisition: SPEC C
Test Frequency:  
Routine TAT: 7 days 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 87278 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: R
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
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Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 03/30/2015
Time: 13:41:00 (24hr)