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PNEUMOCYSTIS CARINII (PNEUMOCYSTIS JIROVECI PNEUMONIA)

Synonym(s):

​Pneumocystis Jiroveci Pneumonia, PCP

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​Bronchoalveolar lavage or washings are preferred specimens. Bronchial brushings or sputum may be submitted, but the diagnostic yield is less. Send fresh specimens (see General Instruction). Fix submitted smears with cytology spray fixative or immerse in 95% ethanol for 20 minutes. Write "Evaluate for Pneumocystis Carinii or Pneumocystis Jiroveci Pneumonia on the request form.

Storage and Transport

Method

Test Results

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​90 % of cases reported within 2 working days and 100% of cases reported within 7 working days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Daily

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