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Test ID BLOD0335 Legionella Pneumophila IgM Ab

Specimen Type/Requirements

Gold top (Serum w/ gel) tube - Serum 

Red top (Serum w/out gel) tube - Serum 


Not affected by hemolysis or lipemia. 

Specimen Volume


Preferred Volume   1.0 mL  
Minimum Volume   0.2 mL 




Room Temperature   7 days    
Refrigerated   14 days   Preferred for transport  
Frozen   30 days    


Performed Test Frequency

Tuesday through Saturday


Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)



Performing Lab

Quest Valencia forwards to Focus

Additional Information

Legionella infection is associate with 2 clinically and epidemiologically distinct illnesses, Legionnaires disease and Pontiac fever.


Legionnaires disease is characterized by fever, cough, myalgia, and pneumonia, whereas, Pontiac fever is a milder illness without pneumonia.


Inhaling aerosols of water contaminated with Legionella species is believed to be the primary mode of infection; the incubation period is generally 2 - 10 days.


A 4 fold rise in IgG IFA antibody titer to >1:128 between acute and convalescent sera may be used in the laboratory confirmation of Legionella infection. 

Analytic Time

1 - 3 days

Interface Build Information

Result Code Result Code Description 
8635 Legionella IgM