At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To detect and diagnose Legionella bacteria as the cause of pneumonia or flu-like symptoms; to investigate an outbreak caused by Legionella
When to Get Tested?
When you have a cough, body aches, shortness of breath, headache, and fever with chills, and may have abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, and/or mental changes that a doctor suspects may be due to an infection caused by Legionella
A urine sample, a sputum sample, and/or respiratory secretions or other body fluids collected by a doctor
Test Preparation Needed?