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culture, bacterial, legionella only
Synonyms: Legionella Culture 
Computer Code: LEGCO
Specimen Collection: Sputum, BAL, bronchial brushing, tracheal aspirate, lung tissue, pleural fluid, lung exudate, or biopsy in a sterile container. 
Minimum Volume:  
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Transport at 2-8ÂșC within 24 hours. 
Reference Values: Negative. Identification performed. PCR is also available. (See Legionella PCR). Gram stain is not performed for Legionella.  
Lab Code: MIC 
Requisition: MICRO
Test Frequency: Daily 
Routine TAT: Neg: 10 days Pos: 3-10 days 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 87081 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 14
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 10/25/2014
Time: 04:47:19 (24hr)