Mycoplasma pneumoniae by PCR
0060256
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
MPNEUMOPCR
Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Mon, Wed, Fri
Reported
1-4 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Respiratory specimen: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial brushings, nasopharyngeal swab, sputum, tracheal aspirates or pleural fluid. OR CSF.  
Specimen Preparation
CSF: Transfer 1 mL CSF to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL).
Fluid:
Transfer 2 mL respiratory specimen to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL) Also acceptable: Transfer to viral transport media (ARUP supply #12884). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787
Swabs
: Place in viral transport media. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
  
Remarks
Specimen source required.  
Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 year.  
Reference Interval
   
Interpretive Data


See Compliance Statement B: www.aruplab.com/CS  
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
87581
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060256Mycoplasma pneumoniae by PCR
0060259Mycoplasma pneumoniae Source
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Aliases
  • Mycoplasma by PCR
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae DNA PCR