Imperial Collage Healthcare

Pneumocystis (PCP) PCR


Reference Range
Negative


Sample Required
• Induced sputum• Bronchoalveolar lavage• Bronchial washing


Sample Container
Sterile universal container


Sample Collection
2 mL


ransport/Storage
Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection or refrigerate overnight


Turnaround Time
2 days


Notes

Not currently performed in house; this test is referred to  Micropathology, Coventry


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