Legionella Urine Antigen

Legionella Urine Antigen Test by ICA

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Useful For

The Legionella Urinary Antigen test is an in vitro rapid immuno­chromatographic assay for the qualitative detection of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 antigen (L. pneumophila serogroup 1 antigen) in urine specimens from patients with symptoms of pneumonia. It is intended to aid in the pre­sumptive diagnosis of Legionella infection (Legionnaires’ disease) caused by L. pneumophila serogroup 1 in conjunction with culture and other methods.

Method Name

Rapid Immuno­chromatographic Assay


Legionella, Urine Legionella

Specimen Type

  • Urine
  • Note: Urine specimen only for this test.

Specimen Required

Standard Urine Collection Container.

  • Acceptable:  Boric Acid may be used as a preservative.
  • Unacceptable:  Use of other preservatives.
  • Transport in a leak proof container


Specimen Minimum Volume

5 ml

Specimen Stability Information

  • Samples may be stored at room temperature if assayed within 24 hours.
  • Specimens may be stored at 2-8°C for up to 14 days before testing

Rejected Due To

  • Insufficient specimen
  • Greater than 24 hours old at room temperature
  • Greater the 14 days old at 2-8°C
  • Leaking container

Performing Laboratory

Glens Falls Hospital Microbiology Laboratory

Reference Values


Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

  • Day Shift
  • 7 days per week

Analytical Time

1 hour

Specimen Retention Time

72 hours

Analytical Time

1 hour