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Pneumocystis jiroveci (PCP) PCR

Category Microbiology >> Microbiology
Reference range


Sample & container required Induced sputum; Bronchoalveolar lavage; Bronchial washing. Sterile universal container
Sample collection

2 mL

Transport storage Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection or refrigerate overnight
Turnaround time 3 days

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

Formerly known as Pneumocystis carinii.