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.
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
Note
CPT Code(s)
87798
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
2006255P. jirovecii Source
2006256P. jirovecii Detection by Real-Time PCR
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, contact interface support at interface.support@aruplab.com.
Cross References
  • P jirovecii DNA detection
  • P jirovecii PCR