Mycoplasma pneumoniae by PCR

Sunquest Code:MPPCR  
Epic Code:LAB4188Epic Name:Mycoplasma pneumoniae by PCR
Methodology:Polymerase chain reaction
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-4 days.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Respiratory specimen: sputum, lung washes, tracheal aspirates, nasopharyngeal swabs, pleural fluid, bronchoalveolar lavage, bronchial brushings or CSF. Specimen source is required.
Optimal Volume:2 mL Respiratory specimen in sterile container, M4 viral transport media or Universal transport media; 1 mL CSF in sterile container only.
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL Respiratory specimen or CSF
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile (M4 Viral Transport Media, BD Universal Transport Media)
Causes for Rejection:Respiratory aspirates in collection containers with tubing. CSF in transport media or non-sterile container.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Stability:Stability: room temperature - 24 hours; refrigerated - 5 days; frozen - 1 year.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:60256

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