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Test Code: PCPNAA Preferred Name Pneumocystis PCR (bronchial samples,induced sputa

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48-72hrs
Medicare Item
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Test Tubes

ImageSpecimen TypeSpecimen VolumeTube Type
BAL500Sputum trap
Bronchial lavage or washings500Sputum trap
Bronchial brushings500Urine 70 mL sterile container (yellow top)
Induced sputum500Urine 70 mL sterile container (yellow top)
Induced sputum (nebulised saline)500Urine 70 mL sterile container (yellow top)
Appropriate specimens:
BAL, Induced sputum, Bronchial samples.
All other sample types- please refer to Microbiology (MMS) for decision on testing.

Invalid specimens:
Expectorated sputum



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