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Pneumocystis PCR

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


Bronchial lavage - preferred sample




Turnaround Time:

2-5 days

Detection of Pneumocystis DNA by PCR

Other Comments:

Sample container: Sterile leakproof container, no additives.

Special instructions: Provide full clinical details and onset date. Contact laboratory if urgent.

Specimen transport: If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 24 hours are undesirable

Reference Lab: Manchester Medical Microbiology