Pneumocystis jiroveci, molecular detection, PCR

Alphabetical Test listing

Pneumocystis jiroveci, molecular detection, PCR-12573

  
Pneumocystis jiroveci, molecular detection, PCR
  
12573
  
LAB12573
  
PNRP
  
Carinii
Jiroveci
Jirovecii
PJPCR
Pneumocystis
  

Preferred test for detection of Pneumocystis

  
Pleural fluid
  

Sterile vial/container

  
1.0 mL
  
0.5 mL
  

Sterile vial/container

  
Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial washing, tracheal secretions, or sputum
Fresh respiratory tissue
  

Sterile vial/container

  
Fresh respiratory tissue: 5 - 10 mm
  

Tissue - Keep moist with sterile water or sterile saline

  

Sterile vial/container

  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 7 days

Frozen - 7 days

  
  • Specimens older than 7 days will be rejected
  • PCR testing cannot be added on to a sample that has been opened and/or used for other testing. If the sample has already been used for testing, a new specimen will need to be collected.
  
Mayo Clinic Laboratories (PNRP): R-NX
  
Daily
  
1 - 3 days
  

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

  

Not applicable

  
87798
  
06/26/2019
  
02/19/2020