Test Details

Mnemonic

MYCP

Ordering Code

3686250

CPT-4 Code(s)

87581

Specimen Information

Collect

Respiratory specimen (sputum)
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Specimen Preparation

Send 2.0 mL sputum frozen in a sterile screw capped plastic container or in viral transport media.

SPECIMEN SOURCE REQUIRED.
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Alternate Specimen

Tracheal aspirates, nasopharyngeal swab in viral transport media, pleural fluid, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial brushings or CSF (1.0 mL). Fresh tissue in sterile screw capped container or paraffin embedded tissue block. (Tissue samples run with disclaimer).
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Minimum Volume

0.5 mL
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Transport Temperature

Frozen
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Rejection Criteria

Tissues in optimal cutting temperature compound.
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Stability

Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 1 year

Paraffin embedded tissue:
Room temperature: Indefinitely
Refrigerated: Indefinitely
Frozen: Unacceptable
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Methodology

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

ARUP Reference Laboratory
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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