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PNEUMOCYSTIS JIROVECII (FORMERLY P. CARINII) MICROSCOPY

Synonym(s):

​PCP Microscopy

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​Bronchoalveolar lavage. Induced sputum is acceptable, provided it is correctly done by well-trained staff using 3%
hypertonic saline; it is nevertheless less sensitive than BAL.

Storage and Transport

Method

​Silver Stain; Immunofluorescence using Monoclonal Antibodies

Test Results

Pneumocystis jirovecii seen;
No Pneumocystis jirovecii seen

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​4 – 24 hours

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday - Saturday

Remarks

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