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.
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|
|2006255||P. jirovecii Source||31208-2|
|2006256||P. jirovecii by PCR||6521-9|
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