Adjunct test for the diagnosis of invasive mucormycosis caused by the most common Mucorales genera. Does not replace culture and histopathology.
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Mon, Thu, Sat
New York DOH Approval Status
Serum Separator Tube (SST), bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial wash, sputum, body fluid, Fresh tissue or paraffin-embedded tissue.
Transfer 2 mL serum, body fluid, or respiratory specimen to a sterile container. (Min: 1.2 mL).
Fresh Tissue: Transfer to a sterile container and freeze immediately.
Paraffin-Embedded Tissue: Transport in a Tissue Transport Kit (ARUP supply #47808), available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect or contact ARUP Client Services at (800)522-2787.
Body Fluid, Respiratory, or Fresh Tissue: Frozen.
Paraffin-Embedded Tissue: Room temperature.
Tissues in optimal cutting temperature compound.
Specimen source required.
Body Fluid and Respiratory: Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks
Fresh Tissue: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 2 weeks
Paraffin-Embedded Tissue: Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Unacceptable
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)
This test targets most common genera associated with Mucorales infections (Cokeromyces, Syncephalastrum, Rhizmucor, Lichtheimia, Apophysomyces, Cunninghamella, Mucor, Rhizopus, and Saksenaea).
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|3000354||Mucorales by PCR||92253-4|