Legionella pneumophila Antibody

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Turnaround Time: 1 - 5 days
CPT Code:


Test Type: 0.4 mL Serum
Reference Range:

The positive cutoff has been set to the equivalent for an IFA titer of 1:256. If only one specimen is submitted, a positive is presumptive supporting evidence of exposure.


This system tests for L pneumophila serogroups 1 through 6. It does not test for nonpneumophila, or atypical, Legionella species. A diagnosis should not be made on the basis of anti-Legionella serology results alone; test results should be interpreted in conjunction with the clinical evaluation and other diagnostic procedures.


Collection Details:

Collection Instructions:

Send paired serum samples, one during the acute stage, and the second, three to six weeks later, during the convalescent stage.

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube.

Maintain specimen at room temperature.