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.
Submit With Order
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
A negative stain result does not exclude the possibility of infection. False-negative results may occur due to sampling errors or a low number of organisms in the specimen.
CPT Code(s)
87281
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060052Pneumocystis jirovecii by DFA700-5
2002588Pneumocystis source:31208-2
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Aliases
  • Pneumocystis carinii DFA