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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:
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. 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