Test Details

Mnemonic

PNJRP

Ordering Code

3400816

CPT-4 Code(s)

87799

Specimen Information

Collect

Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL)

Specimen Preparation

Collect 0.7 mL bronchoalveolar lavage in a sterile leakproof container.

Alternate Specimen

Bronchial wash

Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Stability

Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days

Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
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Reference Range

P. jirovecii DNA, QN PCR Not Detected copies/mL
P. jirovecii DNA, QN PCR Not Detected Log copies/mL
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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