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Legionella antigen (urine)

This is an important test that is used to diagnose Legionnaires disease in cases of pneumonia.

Urine
1 tests included
2 days turnaround

£120.00

£99.00

About Legionella antigen (urine)

What is legionella?

Legionella are harmful bacteria which cause Legionnaires disease in humans. Legionnaires disease is a form of pneumonia and is contracted from inhaling the vapour of infected water. Legionella do not spread from person-to-person but live in household water supplies or cooling towers in industrial cooling systems. Symptoms of Legionnaires disease include fever, chills, coughs or aches and pains. Pneumonia is typically diagnosed via chest x-ray.

Why take the test?

This test screens for legionella antigens in the urine. It is used to diagnose Legionnaires disease in cases of pneumonia.

 

What's tested

Legionnaires' Disease

How it works

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Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.

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Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.

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Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.

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