Alternate Names : Legionella Pneumophila Pneumonia
How is the infection diagnosed?
Diagnosis begins with a medical history and physical exam. The healthcare provider may order tests, including the following:
antibody titer tests
a chest X-ray
examination of the person's sputum for Legionella pneumophila bacteria
A bronchoscopy may be done to obtain samples of lung tissue for examination. A flexible scope is inserted through the windpipe into the lungs.