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34270: Mycoplasma pneumoniae Culture Print View
Specimen Source:      
Status CULTURE  Not isolated   
M. pneumoniae Culture CULTURE  Not isolated   

PRIMARY
1 Throat swab 1 (1) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Pleural Fluid   Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Fluid Pericardial   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)  
  VCM Medium   Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Nasopharyngeal Swab   Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Tissue-Lung   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)  
  Bronchial Lavage/Wash   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)  
  Nasopharyngeal Asp Lv/Ws   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)  

Mycoplasma pneumoniae is one of the principal etiologic agents responsible for primary atypical pneumonia (often called walking pneumonia) as well as more mild forms of upper respiratory illness. Primary atypical pneumonia may be a severely debilitating disease and may infect otherwise healthy individuals.

Ship on dry ice.
Submit a 1:1 volume of lung tissue, pleural, pericardial,
nasopharyngeal aspirate or swab, bronchial lavage/wash in VCM
or equivalent transport media.
For genital specimens refer to test 871-Mycoplasma hominis
/Ureaplasma Culture.

Note: PCR is the optimal method for detection of
Mycoplasma pneumoniae.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
28 days

CPT Code
87109

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Rejection Criteria: Received in M4RT; sputum Transport Temperature: Frozen -70 degrees C on dry ice.






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