Mycoplasma pneumoniae by PCR
Label Mnemonic: MYCOPPCR
Epic Lab Code: LAB4825
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Respiratory Specimen
Specimen Instructions:
Collect respiratory specimen: sputum, lung washes, tracheal aspirates, pleural fluid, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial brushings, or CSF. Specimen source is required.

Peritoneal fluid will be run by the reference laboratory with a disclaimer.
Collection Medium:
Miscellaneous container; contact laboratory
Minimum:
Submit one of the following
Collect: 1 mL CSF in sterile container, or
Collect: 2 mL of Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), nasal wash, sputum, tracheal aspirate or Pleural fluid in sterile leak-proof container.
Deliver specimen to Specimen Control ASAP.
Rejection Criteria:
Nonsterile or leaking containers. Respiratory aspirates in collection containers with tubing. Samples tend to leak from these containers, compromising the specimen.
Delivery Instructions:
Submit specimen to laboratory as soon as possible after collection.
Turn Around Time:
1-4 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Methodology:
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
CPT Code:
87581