Mucorales by PCR
Ordering Recommendation

Adjunct test for the diagnosis of invasive mucormycosis caused by the most common Mucorales genera. Does not replace culture and histopathology.

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Mon, Thu, Sat
2-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
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Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Serum Separator Tube (SST), bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial wash, sputum, body fluid, or tissue. 
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 2 mL serum, body fluid, or respiratory specimen to a sterile container. (Min: 1.2 mL).
Tissue: Transfer to a sterile container and freeze immediately. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimen source required. 
Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data

Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. 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.

This test targets most common genera associated with Mucorales infections (Cokeromyces, Syncephalastrum, Rhizmucor, Lichtheimia, Apophysomyces, Cunninghamella, Mucor, Rhizopus, and Saksenaea).
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Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
3000353Mucorales Source
3000354Mucorales by PCR
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  • Mucor
  • Mucormycosis
  • Zygomycetes
  • Zygomycosis