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Test Directory -   Pneumocystis jirovecii (carinii) detection

Test Includes

Detection of Pneumocystis jirovecii (carinii).

Request Form 

Microbiology form (Green)

Availability

On request during normal working hours

Specific Criteria

Please give detailed clinical information, including date of onset/contact with the suspected infection, and any current, or intended, antibiotic therapy

Turnaround Time

7 - 10 days 

Specimen

Broncho-alveolar lavage/washings ONLY.
Sputum is NOT an acceptable sample

Volume

Minimum 5 ml

Container

Plain (white top) universal container

Collection

Samples should be transported to laboratory immediately.

Lab. Handling

Store at 4ºC; send to the Reference Laboratory as soon as possible

Causes for Rejection

Incorrectly and/or Insufficiently labelled sample                                     Incorrect specimen type – see “Specimen” above.
Insufficient clinical information given


Version 1.0 / November 2013

Last edited 16/04/14