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Mycoplasma pneumoniae by PCR

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: ARUP 
Test ID: LAB4845 
Methodology: Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Schedule: Monday, Wednesday,Friday
Reported: 7 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 2.0 mL Body Fluid
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Respiratory specimen: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial brushings, nasopharyngeal swab, sputum, tracheal aspirates or pleural fluid. OR CSF.
Transport: Frozen.
Handling: CSF: Transfer 1 mL CSF to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL). Fluid: Transfer 2 mL respiratory specimen to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL).
Stability: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 year.

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: This assay detects Mycoplasma pneumoniae by Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial brushings, nasopharyngeal swab, sputum, tracheal aspirates or pleural fluid. OR CSF.

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 87581
Last Changed: 11/18/2016 13:05:58
Last Reviewed: 12/27/2016 00:54:41