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Pneumocystis jiroveci by DFA

Mnemonic:    [P JIRO DFA]
Name:    Pneumocystis jiroveci by DFA
Specimen:    5 mL Bronchial washings, induced sputums or bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) are acceptable sources for this assay. Place the sample in a sterile, sealed container.

Tissues, slides, and swabs are unacceptable. Samples in formalin are unacceptable.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable 7 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0060052
  Method:    Direct Fluorescent Antibody Stain
Note:    This organism used to be known as: Pneumocystis carinii or ordered as PCP (Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia)
Processing Info:    Indicate the source on the sample and result in the computer under the source prompt.