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26169 Mycoplasma pneu by PCR (MPRP)

Mycoplasma pneu by PCR (MPRP)
Test Code: MPRPSO
Synonyms/Keywords

Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Mycoplasmoides pneumoniae

Useful For

​Diagnosis of infections due to Mycoplasmoides pneumoniae

Specimen Requirements
Submit only 1 of the following specimens:​ ​ ​ ​
Fasting RequiredSpecimen TypePreferred Container/TubeAcceptable Container/TubeSpecimen VolumeSpecimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​​Respiratory (Bronchial washing, bronchoalveolar lavage, tracheal secretions, sputum)​Sterile Container​M4, M4-RT, M5, M6 or UTM​1 mL​0.5 mL
​Swab (Throat, nasal or nasopharyngeal)​Culture swab transport system (Dacron or rayon swab with aluminum or plastic shaft with either Stuart or Amies liquid medium)​Culture transport swab (Stuart's media) or place swab in M4, M4-RT, M5, M6, UTM or ESwab​1 Swab​1 Swab
​Fluid (Pleural, pericardial, cerebrospinal)​Sterile vial​0.5 mL​0.5 mL
Collection Processing Instructions

​Specimen source is required.

Submit only one of the above types of specimens.

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
​Varies​Refrigerated (preferred)​7 days
​Frozen​7 days
Rejection Criteria
Cotton or calcium alginate-tipped swab, wooden shaft swab, transport swab containing gel or charcoal, Port-a-Cul tube, anaerobic fluid vials, or dry swab (no pledget or sponge)
Interference

​This assay should only be used for testing of respiratory tract specimens (throat swabs, nasopharyngeal swabs, tracheal secretions, sputum, and bronchoalvelor lavage fluid) and pleural/chest fluid, pericardial fluid and cerebrospinal fluid. 

Performing Laboratory Information
Performing LocationDay(s) Test PerformedReport AvailableMethodology/Instrumentation
​Mayo Clinic Laboratories​Monday through Sunday​3 to 4 days​Rapid Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Using Light Cycler and Fluorescent Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)
Reference Lab
Reference Range Information
Performing LocationReference Range
​Mayo Clinic Laboratories​Not applicable
Interpretation

​ A positive result indicates the presence of Mycoplasmoides pneumoniae

A negative result does not rule out the presence of M pneumoniae and may be due to the presence of inhibitors within the specimen matrix, or the presence of organisms at numbers below of detection of the assay. 

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QuantityDescriptionComments
​87581
Synonyms/Keywords

Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Mycoplasmoides pneumoniae

Ordering Applications
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Specimen Requirements
Submit only 1 of the following specimens:​ ​ ​ ​
Fasting RequiredSpecimen TypePreferred Container/TubeAcceptable Container/TubeSpecimen VolumeSpecimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​​Respiratory (Bronchial washing, bronchoalveolar lavage, tracheal secretions, sputum)​Sterile Container​M4, M4-RT, M5, M6 or UTM​1 mL​0.5 mL
​Swab (Throat, nasal or nasopharyngeal)​Culture swab transport system (Dacron or rayon swab with aluminum or plastic shaft with either Stuart or Amies liquid medium)​Culture transport swab (Stuart's media) or place swab in M4, M4-RT, M5, M6, UTM or ESwab​1 Swab​1 Swab
​Fluid (Pleural, pericardial, cerebrospinal)​Sterile vial​0.5 mL​0.5 mL
Collection Processing

​Specimen source is required.

Submit only one of the above types of specimens.

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
​Varies​Refrigerated (preferred)​7 days
​Frozen​7 days
Rejection Criteria
Cotton or calcium alginate-tipped swab, wooden shaft swab, transport swab containing gel or charcoal, Port-a-Cul tube, anaerobic fluid vials, or dry swab (no pledget or sponge)
Interference

​This assay should only be used for testing of respiratory tract specimens (throat swabs, nasopharyngeal swabs, tracheal secretions, sputum, and bronchoalvelor lavage fluid) and pleural/chest fluid, pericardial fluid and cerebrospinal fluid. 

Useful For

​Diagnosis of infections due to Mycoplasmoides pneumoniae

Reference Range Information
Performing LocationReference Range
​Mayo Clinic Laboratories​Not applicable
Interpretation

​ A positive result indicates the presence of Mycoplasmoides pneumoniae

A negative result does not rule out the presence of M pneumoniae and may be due to the presence of inhibitors within the specimen matrix, or the presence of organisms at numbers below of detection of the assay. 

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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing LocationDay(s) Test PerformedReport AvailableMethodology/Instrumentation
​Mayo Clinic Laboratories​Monday through Sunday​3 to 4 days​Rapid Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Using Light Cycler and Fluorescent Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)
Reference Lab
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Outreach CPTs
CPTModifier
(if needed)
QuantityDescriptionComments
​87581
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.