Mycoplasma pneumoniae culture-994

Test info

  
Mycoplasma pneumoniae culture
  
994
  
LAB994
  
MSO
  
Culture, Mycoplasma pneumoniae
PPLO culture
  

Isolation and identification of Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Specimen

  
Throat swab
  
Entire container
  

Do not use swabs with wooden shafts

  
  
Sputum, bronchial washings, lung tissue or tracheal aspiration
  
  • Specify the exact specimen source/origin (eg, sputum).
  

Refrigerated

  
  • Bacterial swab specimen
  • Specimen received in grossly leaking transport container
  • Dry specimen
  • Specimen submitted in fixative or additives
  • Specimen received in expired transport media or incorrect transport device
  • Inappropriate specimen transport conditions
  • Specimen received after prolonged delay in transport (usually >72 hours)
  • Specimen stored or transported at room temperature
  • Wooden shaft swab in transport device
  • Unlabeled specimen or name discrepancy between specimen and request label

Performance

  
LabCorp Burlington (086876): R-NX
  
5 days/week
  
3 weeks
  

Culture

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

No Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Billing

  
87109
  
Result 19054-6

Tracking

  
05/24/2019
  
05/24/2019