PNEUMOCYSTIS JIROVECII BY PCR

Mnemonic

MISC

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Respiratory specimen: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial wash, or sputum.

Handling

Transfer 2 mL respiratory specimen to a sterile container. Also acceptable: Transfer to viral transport media

Preferred Volume

2.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Frozen

Stability

Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 1 month.

Testing Information

Note

Submit specimen according to Biological Substance, Category B, shipping guidelines Specimen source required

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Method

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Referral Lab

ARUP 2006254

Reference Values

CPT Codes

87798

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:22 AM