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Test Code FUNGAL PCR Fungal PCR  

Clinical System Name

Fungal PCR

Synonyms

None specified

Sample Requirements

Specimen: See Note

Container(s): Sterile Screw-Capped Container

Preferred Vol: 3.0 mL fluid

Minimum Vol:  Diagnostic yield generally proportional to specimen size

 

Note: Acceptable sample types include: tissue (Fresh, Fixed, or paraffin embedded), or fluid from a sterile site. If specimen is fluid, use sterile technique to aliqout 2 mL fluid into sterile screw top container.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Sputum or Tissues free-floating in formalin; samples containing citrate, or heparin; Blood/Serum specimens; samples collected on swabs

Spin:N

Aliquot: N

Temp:-20 C

Storage location: CPA freezer sendouts rack.

 

Off-site collection: Transport frozen.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp

 

  Refrigerated  
  Frozen

 

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N

M - F

2 -10 d

Preliminary results in 2 to 4 days.

Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine

UW Microbiology Molecular Diagnostics

1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195
 

Phone Number: (206) 520-4600

Department

Department:  Send Outs

 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

Reference Range

Negative

 

Methodology

Method: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

87801

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name:

Fungal Detection by PCR

Reference Test Number:

FUNPCR

Instructions:

 Ship frozen on dry ice. Send out Monday thru Friday with the UW courier. Keep a copy of the Batch Sheet for our records.