Days Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

7 - 10 days

MiChart Code
Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


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All specimens should be accompanied by a requisition.

Submitting Specimens

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MLabs provides all the supplies necessary for the collection of specimens.

Test FAQ

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and sequencing

Test Usage

Broad Range (Universal) PCR is requested on fresh tissue or fluid when in-house cultures and smears yield negative results and the clinical team’s suspicion for infection remain.

Reference Range

Not Detected

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Normal Volume
2.0 mL fluid or 1 cubic centimeter of tissue
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL or as much as possible tissue

Billing Information

CPT Code
87801 x2, 87556
Pro Fee Code

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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.