Pneumocystis jirovecii DFA, Respiratory


Abbrev Code:PNJIR   
Order Code:LAB6484Order Name:Pneumocystis jirovecii DFA
Synonyms:Pneumocystis carnii
Methodology:Direct fluorescent antibody stain
CPT Codes: 87281 x1, 87015 x1, 87015 x1, 87281 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-2 days.
Special Instructions:Please indicate specimen source on sample.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Respiratory specimen: Bronchial washing, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), or induced sputum
Optimal Volume:5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Causes for Rejection:Tissue. Formalinized specimens. Slides or swabs. Frozen specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Store in refrigerator. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:2 hours at room temperature; 1 week refrigerated, frozen is unacceptable.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:60052


Interpretive

Reference Range:Negative.


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