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Lab Test Dictionary

Streptococcus pneumoniae PCR (SPNTT)

Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reation (PCR)


Specimen Type

Body Fluid

Performing Lab

Nationwide Children's Lab


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Monday-Friday

Standard TAT

5 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1 mL Pleural fluid or Synovial Fluid

Container Type

Sterile Container


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Frozen-Only

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 1 Hour; Refrigerated: 4 Days; Frozen: Indefinite

Rejection Criteria

Diluted specimen; Not received at proper temp; Not recieved within specified time frame; Thawed and refrozen specimen; Wrong type of specimen

Test Volume Required

1 mL Pleural fluid or Synovial Fluid

Minimum Test Volume

1 mL Pleural fluid or Synovial Fluid

Processing Instructions

Complete Nationwide Children's Lab requisition and submit with specimen frozen. Indicate source of specimen in comments and on specimen.


Comments

ChildLab changed to Nationwide Children's Lab. 10/27/17 SL


CPT Codes

87798


Revised

10-27-17

Initials

SL