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Mycoplasma pneumoniae DNA

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code P319
Test group Mycoplasma
Performed by Focus via Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Real time PCR
Container type Sterile screw-cap container for BAL and sputum; put other respiratory swabs in Viral-Chlamydia-Mycoplasma transport medium (obtain from L553)
Amount to Collect 1 mL
Sample type BAL, Sputum
Preferred volume 1 mL BAL or sputum
Min. Volume 0.3 mL BAL or sputum
Processing notes Order Quest test # 15498X
Normal range Not detected
Synonyms M. pneumoniae
Stability Refrigerated 2 weeks
Additional information Organisms may be detected by PCR prior to detection by immunological methods. This test was developed and its performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. FDA
CPT coding 87581-90
LOINC code 29257-3
Last Updated 8/7/2014 9:54:23 AM
Entry Number 1276
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