Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia (PCP)
Label Mnemonic: PNDFA
Epic Lab Code: LAB2384
Downtime Form: A-1a Doctor-Provider Orders - Pathology Microbiology
Microbiology
BT 6004
356-2591
Bacteriology/Virology Section
Specimen Instructions:
Specimens must be collected in a sterile specimen container. 1.0 mL bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) or 1.0 mL bronchial wash/brush/biopsy (if not accompanying BAL). Sputum specimen must have prior laboratory approval (pager #4903).
Collection Medium:
Sterile container
Testing Schedule:
0700-1630, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
24 hours (upon receipt in laboratory)
Methodology:
Direct Fluorescent Antibody (DFA) examination
CPT Code:
87281