Mycoplasma pneumoniae PCR

Molecular Diagnostics:DNA

Test ID/Workstation: MPPCR DNA2

Specimen Type: Throat swabs, sputum, bronch washes, trach aspirates, BAL, NPH-flocked swab, tissue, CSF

Tube Type: Sterile Specimen container

Collection Volume: 1.0 mL respiratory specimen or specimen in M4 transport medium, 0.5 grams tissue, 1.0 mL (minimum 0.5 mL) CSF

Cause for rejection: QNS, incorrect sample type

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Mon-Fri

Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Special Instructions: Send cold on ice. Deliver to lab ASAP. Specimens received by 1100 will be processed the same day.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8722

TAT: 1-3 days

Additional Info: Reference range:

Negative: No M. pneumoniae DNA detected.

CPT Code: 87581

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