J Clin Pathol 35:1028-1031 doi:10.1136/jcp.35.9.1028
  • Review Article

A rapid microagglutination test for the diagnosis of Legionella pneumophila (serogroup 1) infection

  1. TG Harrison,
  2. AG Taylor
  1. Division of Microbiological Reagents & Quality Control, Central Public Health Laboratory, 175 Colindale Avenue, London NW9 5HT


      A rapid microagglutination test has been developed which can be performed in 30 minutes. Ninety-seven percent of 96 patients diagnosed as having Legionella pneumophila (serogroup 1) infection by indirect immunofluorescence were also detected by the rapid microagglutination test.