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Streptococcus pneumoniae PCR

Components

Name Method Department Units
Streptococcus pneumoniae PCR Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
CMI, Molecular Infectious Disease Negative or Positive

Specimen Requirements

Pleural fluid, Synovial 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 - Indefinite week(s)

Specimen Preparation

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

Reasons for Rejection

  • Diluted specimen
  • Wrong type of specimen
  • Thawed and refrozen specimen
  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Not received within specified time frame

CPT Code

  • 87798