Legionella Antigen

Legionnaires’ disease is a lung infection caused by the bacterium Legionella Pneumophila. Depending on the resistance of the immune system and the lung, this infection can pass with mild fever or progress to severe pneumonia. Legionnaires’ disease passes through humid environments, social environments where air circulation is common, air conditioners and hot tubs. The temperature range it lives in is between 20-42 degrees. The disease may be accompanied by headache, fever, muscle aches, chills, fever higher than 40 degrees (Pontiac Fever), cough with sputum, shortness of breath, chest pain, convulsions, vomiting and diarrhoea, and even wounds and fever problems . Incubation period is 1-2 days after contamination.
Interpretation:is treated with antibiotics after cthe diagnosis of Legionella antigen by the laboratory test.
Sample: Urine (Spot)
Working day: Every day
Result Time: Next day 6 PM