Pneumocystis jiroveci (PCP) PCR
|Category||Microbiology >> Microbiology|
|Sample & container required||Induced sputum; Bronchoalveolar lavage; Bronchial washing. Sterile universal container|
|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.