Pneumocystis jirovecii by PCR

Sunquest Code:PNJPCR  
Epic Code:LAB6686Epic Name:Pneumocystis jirovecii by PCR
Synonyms:pneumocystis carnii
Methodology:Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-5 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: Bronchial washing, bronchoalveolar laval (BAL), bronchial wash or sputum
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Store frozen.
Shipping Instructions:Ship frozen.
Stability:Stability: 48 hours at room temperature, 1 week refrigerated; 1 month frozen
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2006254

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