• Molecular diagnosis of Legionella infections--Clinical utility of front-line screening as part of a pneumonia diagnostic algorithm.

      Gadsby, Naomi J; Helgason, Kristjan O; Dickson, Elizabeth M; Mills, Jonathan M; Lindsay, Diane S J; Edwards, Giles F; Hanson, Mary F; Templeton, Kate E; a Medical Microbiology, Dept Laboratory Medicine, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, 51 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh, United Kingdom b Scottish Haemophilus, Legionella, Meningococcus and Pneumococcus Reference Laboratory, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, New Lister Building, 10-16 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow, United Kingdom c Department of Microbiology, University Hospital of Iceland, Landspitali, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland d Scottish MRSA Reference Laboratory, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, New Lister Building, 10-16 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow, United Kingdom e Department of Medical Microbiology, Raigmore Hospital, Old Perth Road, Inverness, United Kingdom (Elsevier, 2016-02)
      Urinary antigen testing for Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 is the leading rapid diagnostic test for Legionnaires' Disease (LD); however other Legionella species and serogroups can also cause LD. The aim was to determine the utility of front-line L. pneumophila and Legionella species PCR in a severe respiratory infection algorithm.