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Pneumocystis carinii stain

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code
Performed by Cytology (Dept. of Pathology)
Method PAP and Gomori methenamine silver (GMS) stains
Collection Instructions Complete a Non-Gyn Cytology Requisition and deliver with sample.

From 0800-1630 deliver sample to M-545. After 1630 deliver to clinical laboratory processing, 5th floor Moffitt.
Container type Sputum cup, Lukens trap
Sample type Sputum, Bronchalveolar lavage (BAL), Bronchial wash
Processing notes If received on a Microbiology requisition forward it and sample to M-545.
Normal range
Synonyms PCP; Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia
Last Updated 9/8/2012 2:17:01 PM
Entry Number 1159

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