M PNEUMONIAE CULTURE

Synonyms: Culture, Mycoplasma pneumoniae; PPLO Culture
Computer Code: (RMPC)
Specimen Collection: Collect throat swabs, sputum, bronchial washings, lung tissue, tracheal aspiration. Do not use wooden shaft swabs.
Minimum Volume:
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Maintain entire specimen refrigerated. *Place specimen in viral transport media.
Reference Values: See reference laboratory report.
Lab Code: CC REF
Requisition: SPEC C
Test Frequency:
Routine TAT: Minimum 14 days
Stat TAT: N/A
CPT Code(s): 87109
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII