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Mycoplasma pneumoniae by PCR, Qualitative

Components

Name Method Department Units
Mycoplasma Pneumoniae by PCR Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
CMI, Molecular Infectious Disease

Specimen Requirements

BAL, Nasal wash, Tracheal aspirate, Respiratory tract specimen, Pleural fluid

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Sterile container

N/A 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 1 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 4 day(s)
Frozen - indefinitely week(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to the lab immediately after collection
  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate

Nasopharyngeal swab, Throat swab

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

M4 collection kit

N/A
Stability

Frozen - indefinitely week(s)
Room temperature - 4 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 7 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to the lab immediately after collection
  • If delay in transport is greater than 4 hours, refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • M4 vial without swab
  • Diluted specimen
  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Not received within specified time frame

Comments

Concurrent testing of a more permissive site is recommended with CSF samples. Specimens received after 0900 will be done on the next day of testing.

CPT Code

  • 87581