Test Details

Mnemonic

PNP

Ordering Code

3426380

CPT-4 Code(s)

87798

Specimen Information

Collect

Bronchial aveolar lavage (BAL)
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Specimen Preparation

Send 0.7 mL bronchial aveolar lavage (BAL) refrigerated in a sterile IATA-approved screw-capped plastic container.
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Alternate Specimen

Sputum, bronchial wash
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Minimum Volume

0.3 mL
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Transport Temperature

Refrigerated
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Stability

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