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Lab Test Dictionary

Atypical Pneumonia DNA Panel, Qualitative, RT-PCR (17610X)

Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)


Specimen Type

Respiratory Specimen

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

LAB4042

Lab Test Days

Daily

Standard TAT

2-4 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

0.3-1 mL Bronchial lavag/wash or Sputum

Container Type

Sterile Container

Collection Instructions

Throat swab or Nasopharyngeal swab collected in VCM medium (green-cap) tube or equivalent (UTM) is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 48 Hours; Refrigerated: 14 Days; Frozen: 30 Days

Test Volume Required

1 mL Bronchial lavage/wash or Sputum

Minimum Test Volume

0.3 mL Bronchial lavage/wash or Sputum

Processing Instructions

Indicate source of specimen in comments, on specimen and on batch sheet


Included Tests

C. pneumoniae, Legionella species, L. pneumophilia, and M. pneumoniae.


CPT Codes

87486, 87541, 87581, 87798


Revised

09-26-22