Ordering Recommendation

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is not New York state approved. There are no New York state-approved laboratories available. Submit a Non-Permitted Laboratory Request Form (NPL) to the NYDOH prior to collection of specimen. If NPL is approved by NYDOH, and sample is received at ARUP, testing will be performed.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation
Collect

Bronchial wash, broncheoalveolar lavage (BAL), or tracheal aspirate.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 2 mL respiratory specimen to an ARUP standard transport tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks
Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 3 months

Methodology

Semi-Quantitative Enzymatic Assay

Performed

Varies

Reported

5-10 days

Reference Interval

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

83986, 84157, 83516

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3016814 Pepsin A Assay 80831-1
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Aliases

Pepsin A, Respiratory

Nemours Childrens Health GI Laboratory