Test Details

Mnemonic

HPCDP

Ordering Code

3400277

CPT-4 Code(s)

87798

Specimen Information

Collect

Lavender EDTA

Specimen Preparation

Send 5.0 mL whole blood in a lavender screw capped vial.

Alternate Specimen

Whole blood collected in an acid citrate dextrose ACD (yellow top) tube,
1.0 mL bronchial lavage wash (BAL), CSF, random urine, tissue collected in a sterile leak proof
container.

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Whole blood: Refrigerated (cold packs)
BAL, CSF, Urine, Tissue: Frozen

Stability

Whole blood:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

BAL/CSF, Urine or Tissue:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 7 days

Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
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Reference Range

Not detected
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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