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Test ID: FAPPN    
Atypical Pneumonia DNA Panel Qual

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Varies

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Submit only 1 of the following:

 

Note: Source is required.

 

Bronchial Lavage/Bronchial Wash:

Collect 1 mL in a sterile container with a leak-proof cap.

Ship refrigerate.

 

Sputum:

Collect 1 mL in a sputum collection kit or a sterile, plastic container with

a leak-proof cap.

Ship refrigerate.

 

Throat or Nasopharyngeal Swab:

Collect in 3 mL M4 media or V-C-M medium (green-cap) tube or equivalent (UTM).

Ship refrigerate.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

0.35 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Specimens other than

Bronchial lavage, bronchial wash, sputum, nasopharyngeal swab, throat swab

Anticoagulants other than

NA

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

Warm OK; Cold OK

Lipemia

NA

Icteric

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 30 days
 Ambient 48 hours