Days Set Up
Analytic Time

1 day

MiChart Code
Pneumocystis DNA by PCR, Qualitative
Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


Bronchial washing, Pneumocystis
Bronchoalveolar lavage, Pneumocystis
PCP Examination
Pneumocystis DNA by PCR
Sputum, Pneumocystis

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Real-time PCR

Test Usage

Establish the diagnosis of Pneumocystis jiroveci (carinii) infection.

Reference Range

No Pneumocystis jiroveci (carinii) DNA detected.

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

Specimen Requirements

Collection Instructions

Collect lower respiratory specimen in a non-polystyrene sterile tube or container. Acceptable specimens include bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), sputum (induced sputum is preferred), and tracheal aspirate. Refrigerate immediately after specimen collection. May be refrigerated up to 24 hrs. If an unacceptable specimen is received, the client will be notified and another specimen will be requested.

100ml Plastic Specimen Container
Normal Volume
5 mL fluid or sputum
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL fluid or sputum

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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.