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ILH Laboratory specimen collection and test information
Screw cap jar
Pneumocystis Smear
5 mL
Alternative name(s) Silver Stain , PCP and PJP

Lab section Microbiology    
When performed 24 hours / 7 days Monday-Friday    
When reported
Monday-Friday    
   
Sunquest code:
PNCAR
EPIC Code:
PNEUMOCYSTIS SMEAR
   
Important notes: Sputum, Induced sputum, BAL (at least 5 mL) and biopsy specimens acceptable. NOTE: Silver stain not performed for Pneumocystis
Rejection criteria: Less than 5 ml. Unlabeled or mislabeled specimen
Transportation notes: within 2hr RT, 1 to 24 hr 4C
Specimen preparation:

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Last revised 09/11/2013