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Lab Test Dictionary

Pneumocystis jiroveci (P. carinii), DFA (34286)

Methodology

Direct Immunofluorescence Assay (DFA)


Synonyms

PCP; Pneumocystis jaroveci

Specimen Type

Respiratory Specimen

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

LAB0800003

Lab Test Days

Monday-Saturday

Standard TAT

2-4 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

2-3 mL Bronchial lavage/wash, sputum, or bronchial alveolar lavage

Container Type

Sterile Container

Collection Instructions

Bronchial brushings collected on 2 acetone fixed slides is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK/Ambient-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: Unacceptable (7 Days for Slides); Refrigerated: 7 Days; Frozen: Unacceptable (30 Days for Slides)

Rejection Criteria

Broken slides; Slides fixed in formalin; Slides fixed in ethanol; Unfixed slides

Test Volume Required

3 mL

Minimum Test Volume

2 mL

Processing Instructions

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


CPT Codes

87281


Revised

12/19/23

Initials

SA