Legionella Strain Abbreviations used in the LAMPS test results database

  • L anisa: Legionella anisa
  • L boz: Legionella bozemanii
  • L dum: Legionella dumoffi
  • L mic: Legionella micdadei
  • L spp: Legionella species, meaning Legionella was detected but the species was not identified. This term can have various meanings depending on what the laboratory screens for. See the section "Deciphering Lab Reports" in Course 404.
  • Lp (sg not ID’d): Legionella pneumophila detected but the pneumophila serogroup was not identified.
  • Lp1: Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1
  • Lp15: Legionella pneumophila serogroup 15
  • Lp2-14: Any Legionella pneumophila serogroup in the range of 2 to 14.
  • Multiple: More than one strain reported by the laboratory.
  • Other: A strain other than those included in the entry form dropdown list

For information on interpreting Legionella test results, see HC Info's Course 404, "Interpreting Legionella Water Test Results and Responding Appropriately."

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