Pneumocystis jirovecii by PCR


Abbrev Code:PNJPCR   
Order Code:LAB6686Order Name:Pneumocystis jirovecii by PCR
Synonyms:pneumocystis carnii
Methodology:Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
CPT Codes: 87798 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-5 days.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.



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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