Posted Date
Effective Date
Update Type Specimen collection or handling and/or storage changed
Order Code MPRP



Mycoplasma pneumoniae PCR with Macrolide Resistance Reflex 


Order Code:                  MPRP

Fee Code:                     AA422 (CPT 87581)

Reference Laboratory:   Mayo MPRP


Effective October 10, 2023, respiratory fluid and body fluid specimens submitted for Mycoplasma pneumoniae PCR will no longer be accepted if sent in viral transport media. These fluids should be transported in a sterile container not containing media.


Collection Instructions: Send 0.5 mL of fluid or respiratory specimen in a sterile container; send refrigerated (preferred) or frozen.


Acceptable fluids are pleural, pericardial, and cerebrospinal.  Acceptable respiratory specimens are bronchial washings, bronchoalveolar lavage, tracheal secretions, and sputum.