Legionella Testing
Persons suspected to be suffering from Legionnaire’s disease should be asked to submit the following specimens:

  • Respiratory specimen (bronchial wash, trans tracheal wash, bronchoalveolar lavage, or sputum) for culture and direct fluorescent test
  • Facilities water testing for Legionella is also available

Respiratory specimens for culture isolation are preferred. Urine for the Legionella Urinary antigen test should always be accompanied by blood for IgG/IgM test.

TB Testing Upgrades
New methodologies including PCR for TB and rifampicin-resistant TB have been recently added.

Chlamydia/Gonorrhea Testing
Nucleic acid application technology for enhanced sensitivity and specificity for chlamydia and gonorrhea diagnosis has been implemented.