Legionella PCR


Test Information

Test Name

Legionella PCR

Preferred Specimen

Bronchoalveolar lavage, lung biopsy; ET aspirate or sputum . Serum samples will be tested but respiratory samples are optimal.

Testing Location

Referral


Collection Information

Availability

Test normally performed on hospitalised patients only.


Processing Information

Registration Code

LEGP

Site Specific Notes

- Tauranga

Send directly to Canterbury Health Laboratory

- Whakatane

Send directly to Canterbury Health Laboratory


Methodology

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Waikato Hospital Laboratory

External Lab Website