Pneumocystis jirovecii,Quantitative Real-Time PCR

Test Code
18834

CPT Codes
87799<br /> **This test is not available for New York patient testing**

Preferred Specimen
0.7 mL Bronchial lavage/wash

Minimum Volume
0.3 mL

Transport Container
Sterile, leak-proof container

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days

Methodology
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon-Sat a.m.; Report available: 1-2 days

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance
Detection of Pneumocystis jirovecii DNA by real-time PCR is a useful tool for the rapid diagnosis of Pneumocystis pneumonia. Quantification can be used to gauge effectiveness of therapy.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease, Inc.
33608 Ortega Highway, Bldg B-West Wing
San Juan Capistrano, 92675-2042



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.