Pneumocystis jirovecii DFA with Reflex to Pneumocystis jirovecii by PCR
2009226
Ordering Recommendation
Submit With Order
Mnemonic
PNEUMST R
Methodology
Direct Fluorescent Antibody Stain/Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
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: 1 mL) Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Tissues. Formalinized specimens. Slides or swabs.  
Remarks
Specimen source required.  
Stability
Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Negative
Interpretive Data
Note
If Pneumocystis jirovecii DFA is negative, then Pneumocystis jirovecii by PCR testing will be added. Additional charges apply.
CPT Code(s)
87281, if reflexed add 87798
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
2002588Pneumocystis source:
2009227Pneumocystis jirovecii DFA w/Rflx PCR
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