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, Fresh tissue or paraffin-embedded tissue.

Specimen Preparation

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.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Body Fluid, Respiratory, or Fresh Tissue: Frozen.
Paraffin-Embedded Tissue
: Room temperature.

Unacceptable Conditions

Tissues in optimal cutting temperature compound.

Remarks

Specimen source required.

Stability

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

Reference Interval

Interpretive Data

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.

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 92253-4
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Aliases

  • Mucor
  • Mucormycosis
  • Zygomycetes
  • Zygomycosis
Mucorales by PCR