Ordering Recommendation

Adjunct test for the diagnosis of invasive mucormycosis caused by the most common Mucorales genera. Does not replace culture and histopathology.

Mnemonic
MUCORPCR
Methodology

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Performed

Mon, Thu, Sat

Reported

2-5 days

New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Serum Separator Tube (SST), bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial wash, sputum, body fluid, or tissue.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 2 mL serum, body fluid, or respiratory specimen to a sterile container. (Min: 1.2 mL).
Tissue: Transfer to a sterile container and freeze immediately.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks

Specimen source required.

Stability

Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note

This test targets most common genera associated with Mucorales infections (Cokeromyces, Syncephalastrum, Rhizmucor, Lichtheimia, Apophysomyces, Cunninghamella, Mucor, Rhizopus, and Saksenaea).

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87798

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3000353 Mucorales Source
3000354 Mucorales by PCR
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Aliases
  • Mucor
  • Mucormycosis
  • Zygomycetes
  • Zygomycosis
Mucorales by PCR