Pneumocystis jirovecii by PCR
2006254
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
PCP PCR
Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Mon, Wed, Fri
Reported
1-5 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 wash, or sputum.  
Specimen Preparation
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.  Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen.

Submit specimen according to Biological Substance, Category B, shipping guidelines.  
Unacceptable Conditions
  
Remarks
Specimen source required.  
Stability
Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 1 month.  
Reference Interval
   
Interpretive Data


See Compliance Statement B: www.aruplab.com/CS
Statement B: This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
87798
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
2006255P. jirovecii Source
2006256P. jirovecii Detection by Real-Time PCR
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Aliases
  • P jirovecii DNA detection
  • P jirovecii PCR