SPN - Overview: Pneumocystis Smear

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: SPN    
Pneumocystis Smear

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Diagnosis of Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
TISSRTissue ProcessingNo, (Bill Only)No

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is ordered, the reflex test may be performed and charged.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Calcofluor White Fluorochrome Stain

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Pneumocystis smear

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Calcofluor (Question if test not specified)
Pneumocystis carinii smear
Pneumocystis jiroveci smear