80854:MYCOPLASMA PNEUMONIAE BY PCR

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80854:MYCOPLASMA PNEUMONIAE BY PCR
Methodology: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Released: 2-4 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 87581-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Respiratory specimen: sputum, lung wash, tracheal aspirate, nasopharyngeal swab, bronchial lavage, pleural fluid, bronchial brushing; or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Specimen source is required.
Handling: Freeze. Critical frozen. Respiratory specimen in sterile container or in viral transport media (M4 blue top). CSF in sterile container. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles. If multiple tests are ordered submit separate specimen for this test.
Stability: 8 hours ambient, 72 hours refrigerated. or 1 year frozen.
Standard Volume: 2 mL respiratory specimen; 1 mL CSF.
Transport: Frozen on dry ice.
Comments: Critical frozen.
Rejection Criteria: Non-sterile or leaking container; respiratory aspirate tubing in collection container.