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
Remarks

Specimen source required.

Stability

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

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data



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