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MYCOPLASMA PNEUMONIAE BY PCR

Mnemonic

MPNEUMOPCR

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Respiratory Specimen: sputum, lung washes, tracheal aspirates, nasopharyngeal swab, bronchoalveolar lavage, bronchial brushings or CSF in a sterile collection container or M4 transport medium

Handling

Specimen source is required on the specimen and requsition. Separate samples must be submited when multiple tests are ordered.

Preferred Volume

2.0 mL Respiratory specimen or 1.0 mL CSF

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL

Transport

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Nonsterile or leaking container, respiratory aspirated in collection containers with tubing

Stability

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 year

Testing Information

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Reported

1-4 days

Method

Polymerase Chain Reaction

Referral Lab

ARUP (60256)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Negative:    Mycoplasma pneumoniae DNA not detected.
Positive:      Mycoplasma pneumoniae DNA detected.

Comments

A negative result does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors in the patient specimen, or Mycoplasma pneumoniae DNA concentrations below the level of detection of the assay.

CPT Codes

87581

Last Updated: Thursday, September 28, 2017 08:47:25 AM


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