Detect P. jirovecii. Preferred test for immunocompromised patients who do not have HIV.
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Mon, Wed, Fri
Respiratory specimen: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial wash, or sputum.
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. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.
Specimen source required. Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial wash or induced sputum are the preferred specimen types. Expectorated sputum is acceptable but not preferred.
Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 1 month.
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.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|2006255||P. jirovecii Source||31208-2|
|2006256||P. jirovecii by PCR||6521-9|
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