PNEUMOCYSTIS JIROVECII, DFA

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Specimen source required. Send 3.0 mL bronchial washing (2.0 mL minimum) refrigerated in an IATA-approved sterile screw-capped plastic container.

Alternate Specimen
Bronchoalveolar lavage, sputum

Rejection Criteria
Wooden swabs, calcium alginate, dry swabs, slides, smears, pleural fluid

Methodology
Direct Fluorescent Antibody

Stability
Room Temperature: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
Negative

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time2-3 days
Test CodePNEJ
CPT-4 Code (s)
87299
LOINC Codes
Specimen Source   31208-2  
P. jirovecii by DFA   700-5  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory