Test Overview
Test Methodology

PCR

Test Usage

Diagnosis of infections due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae.

Reference Range *

Negative

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

3 - 4 days

Soft Order Code
MPRP
MiChart Code
Mycoplasma pneumoniae PCR
Synonyms
  • Bronchus, Mycoplasma pneumoniae Culture
  • Culture, Mycoplasma, Respiratory
  • Lung Aspirate, Mycoplasma pneumoniae Culture
  • Nasopharynx, Mycoplasma pneumoniae Culture
  • PPLO Culture
  • Primary Atypical Pneumonia Culture
  • Primary Atypical Pneumoniae Culture
  • Sputum, Mycoplasma pneumoniae Culture
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae Culture
  • MPN RESULT
  • MPN STATUS
  • M. pneumoniae Result
  • M. pneumoniae Status
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo MPRP
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection

This assay should only be used for testing of respiratory tract specimens (throat swabs, nasopharyngeal swabs, tracheal secretions, sputum, and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid) and pleural/chest fluid, pericardial fluid, and cerebrospinal fluid.
Collect swab specimen by swabbing back and forth over mucosa surface to maximize recovery of cells and place in M4-RT transport media. Send fluid specimens in a sterile tube or container. Refrigerate (preferred) or freeze. Indicate specimen source, collection date/time, current antibiotic therapy, and clinical diagnosis.

Normal Volume
1 swab or 0.5 mL fluid
Minimum Volume
1 swab or 0.5 mL fluid
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

Billing
CPT Code
87581
Fee Code
AA422
NY State Approved
No