Pneumocystis jirovecii DFA
0060052
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
PNEUMST
Methodology
Direct Fluorescent Antibody Stain
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Respiratory specimen: Bronchial washing, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), or induced sputum.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 5 mL respiratory specimen to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL) Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Tissues. Formalinized specimens. Slides or swabs.  
Remarks
Specimen source preferred.  
Stability
Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Negative
Interpretive Data
Note
CPT Code(s)
87281
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060052Pneumocystis jirovecii by DFA
2002588Pneumocystis source:
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Cross References
  • Pneumocystis carinii DFA