Pneumocystis jirovecii by PCR PJPCR

Method(s) Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Specimen Required
Collect

Respiratory specimens: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial wash, or sputum.

Transport

Transfer 2 mL respiratory specimen frozen to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL) Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.

Remarks

Specimen source required. Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial wash or induced sputum are the preferred specimen types. Expectorated sputum is acceptable but not preferred.

Stability

Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 1 month

Schedule Mon, Wed, Fri
Billing Code 5011841
CPTCode 87798
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
No Appointment Necessary
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12 Patient Service Centers in Central New York.

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