Ordering Recommendation

Detect M. pneumoniae bacteria.

Mnemonic
MPNEUMOPCR
Methodology

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Reported

1-4 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Respiratory specimen: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial brushings, nasopharyngeal swab, sputum, tracheal aspirates or pleural fluid. OR CSF.

Specimen Preparation

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.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Tissues in optimal cutting temperature compound.

Remarks

Specimen source required.

Stability

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 year.

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data

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.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87581

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060256 Mycoplasma pneumoniae by PCR 29257-3
0060259 Mycoplasma pneumoniae Source 31208-2
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Aliases
  • Mycoplasma by PCR
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae DNA PCR
Mycoplasma pneumoniae by PCR