Mycoplasma pneumoniae PCR
Throat swabs, sputum, bronch washes, trach aspirates, BAL, NPH-flocked swab, tissue, CSF
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
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Send cold on ice. Deliver to lab ASAP. Break off swab into M4M promptly. Specimens received by 1100 will be processed the same day.
Reference range: Qualitative