Direct Fluorescent Antibody Stain
Within 24 hours
Respiratory specimen: Bronchial washing, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), or induced sputum.
Transfer 5 mL respiratory specimen to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL) Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.
Tissues. Formalinized specimens. Slides or swabs.
Specimen source preferred.
Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable
No compliance statements are in use for this test.
A negative stain result does not exclude the possibility of infection. False-negative results may occur due to sampling errors or a low number of organisms in the specimen.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0060052||Pneumocystis jirovecii by DFA||700-5|
- Pneumocystis carinii DFA