Pneumocystis carinii, DFAMain Content
Test code: 34286
Methodology: Direct Immunofluorescence Assay
Includes: Pneumocystis jirovecii (P. carinii), DFA and Concentration
Clinical significance: Pneumocystis carinii, now considered a fungus, is an opportunistic infection seen especially in patients infected with HIV and on immunosuppressive therapy, e.g., post-transplantation. Pneumocystis carinii causes pneumonia.
Supply: U02 - 90mL Sterile w/ Green Lid
Preferred specimen(s): Bronchial Alveolar Lavage; Bronchial Wash; Sputum; Biopsy
Preferred Volume: 3mL
Transport container: Plastic screw-cap container
Transport temperature: Refrigerated
Specimen stability: Refrigerated - 4weeks
Special Instructions: KEEP REFRIGERATED
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