MYCOPLASMA PNEUMONIAE DNA (PCR)

Specimen Required
Specimen source required. Send 2.0 mL sputum (0.5 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic container.

Alternate Specimen
Tracheal aspirates, nasopharyngeal swab in viral transport media, pleural fluid, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial brushings , or CSF.

Rejection Criteria
Nonsterile or leaking containers, respiratory aspirates in collection containers with tubing.

Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Stability
Room Temperature: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeMYCP
CPT-4 Code (s)
87581
LOINC Codes
Mycoplasma Pneumoniae by PCR   29257-3  
Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Source   31208-2  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory