PNEUMOCYSTIS JIROVECII DNA PCR

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Send 0.7 mL bronchial aveolar lavage (BAL) (0.3 mL minimum) refrigerated in a sterile IATA-approved screw-capped plastic container.

Alternate Specimen
Sputum, bronchial wash

Methodology
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Stability
Room Temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodePNP
CPT-4 Code (s)
87798
LOINC Codes
Specimen source   31208-2  
P. jirovecii DNA, QL, PCR   6521-9  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory