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Pneumocystis (PCP) exam
Lab code: PCP
Test Synonyms:
Pneumocystis (PCP) exam; PCP exam
Inpatient Req:
Microbiology (#11854)  
Outpatient Req:
Clinical Labs (#83608)  
Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid, sputum or tissue biopsy. For BAL fluid, collect as much as possible (15 ml) in a sterile container. For sputum, the only acceptable specimen is a properly induced specimen obtained with participation of the Respiratory Team (inpatients) or Pulmonary Team (outpatients). As much sputum as possible should be collected in a sterile container. For biopsy material, tissue should be collected in a sterile container. DO NOT add preservatives or grind the specimen.
Result Time:
Same day, M-F   Cost: $$
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