Test Details

Mnemonic

PNP

Ordering Code

3426380

CPT-4 Code(s)

87798

Specimen Information

Collect

bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)

Specimen Preparation

1.0 mL bronchoalveolar lavage, bronchial wash, or sputum collected in a sterile, leak-proof container.

Alternate Specimen

Sputum, bronchial wash

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Stability

Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days

Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
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Reference Range

Not detected
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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