Legionella-Lower Respiratory Sample

CPT Code


Specimen Type

Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL), Bronchial Brushings, Sputum Tracheal Aspirates, or Pleural Fluid

Container Type

Sterile Specimen Container-Transfer 2 mL of respiratory specimen to a sterile container (minimum is 1 mL)


Room Temperature-48 hours; 2-8°C-48 hours

Clinical Notes

Legionella Tesing

Performing Lab

Principle Laboratory - Houston
16840 Buccaneer Ln
Suite 281
Houston, TX 77058