Mycoplasma pneumoniae PCR
Throat swabs, sputum, bronch washes, trach aspirates, BAL, NPH-flocked swab, tissue, CSF
Sterile Specimen container
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
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Send cold on ice. Deliver to lab ASAP. Specimens received by 1100 will be processed the same day.
Negative: No M. pneumoniae DNA detected.