Test Details

Mnemonic

PNEJ

Ordering Code

3620720

CPT-4 Code(s)

87281, 87015

Specimen Information

Collect

Bronchial wash

Specimen Preparation

Send 5.0 mL bronchial washing in a sterile, screw capped plastic container. Specimen source required

Alternate Specimen

Bronchoalveolar lavage, sputum

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

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

Stability

Room temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

Methodology

Direct Fluorescent Antibody
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Reference Range

Negative
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Performing Laboratory

ARUP Reference Laboratory
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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