Pneumocystis jirovecii DNA, Qualitative Real‐Time PCR : 18835

Test Code
PTPJPQ or 18835

CPT Codes

Transport Container
Preferred Specimens
1 mL (Minimum 0.5 mL) bronchoalveolar lavage, bronchial wash, or sputum in a sterile leak‐proof container.

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 24 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 30 days

Real‐Time Polymerase Chain Reaction

Setup Schedule
Tuesday & Friday

Report Available
2-5 days

Reference Range
Not Detected

Clinical Significance
Detection of Pneumocystis jirovecii DNA by real‐time PCR is a useful tool for the rapid diagnosis of Pneumocystis pneumonia.

Performing Laboratory
med fusion

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