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: Specimen container

Collection Volume: 1.5 mL aspirate or inoculated M4M, 0.5g tissue, 1.0 cc CSF

Cause for rejection: Specimen dry, not in proper M4M, not refrigerated, not in sterile container, fixed in preservative, QNS

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Mon-Fri

Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Special Instructions: Send cold on ice. Deliver to lab ASAP. Break off swab into M4M promptly. Specimens received by 1100 will be processed the same day.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8722

TAT: 1-3 days

Additional Info: Reference range: Qualitative

CPT Code: 87581

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