Detect M. pneumoniae bacteria.
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Mon, Wed, Fri
New York DOH Approval Status
Respiratory specimen: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial brushings, nasopharyngeal swab, sputum, tracheal aspirates or pleural fluid. OR CSF.
CSF: Transfer 1 mL CSF to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL).
Fluid: 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
Swabs: Place in viral transport media. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.
Tissues in optimal cutting temperature compound.
Specimen source required.
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 year.
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0060256||Mycoplasma pneumoniae by PCR||29257-3|
|0060259||Mycoplasma pneumoniae Source||31208-2|
- Mycoplasma by PCR
- Mycoplasma pneumoniae DNA PCR