Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: September 18, 2019 @ 9:13 am

91508

Mycoplasma pneumoniae by PCR

Specimen:Collect:
  • Sputum in Sterile Specimen Container

Also Acceptable:
  • CSF in Sterile Specimen Container
  • Aspirate in Viral Transport Media
  • Nasopharyngeal Swab in Aspirate in Viral Transport Media
  • Pleural Fluid in Nasopharyngeal Swab in Aspirate in Viral Transport Media
  • Respiratory Secretion(s) in Pleural Fluid in Nasopharyngeal Swab in Aspirate in Viral Transport Media
Submit:
  • 2 mL Sputum in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Frozen.

Also Acceptable:
  • Nasopharyngeal Swab in Viral Transport Media. Submit Frozen.
  • 2 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Aspirate in Viral Transport Media. Submit Frozen.
  • 2 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Respiratory Secretion(s) in Viral Transport Media. Submit Frozen.
  • 2 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Pleural Fluid in Viral Transport Media. Submit Frozen.
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) CSF in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Frozen.
Special Handling:
  • State Source
Rejection Criteria:
  • Leaking Container
  • Nonsterile Containers
  • Samples submitted in aspiration tubing
Stability:Ambient: 1 Day(s); Refrigerated: 5 Day(s); Frozen: 12 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Performed:Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Reported:2-5 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87581
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.
Components:
  • 91606 - MYCOPLASMA, PCR
  • 91607 - MYCOPLASMA SOURCE
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