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Sputum PCP – (Pneumocystis jirovecii)

Category Bacteriology Medical Microbiology
Reporting frequency TAT - Available twice weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays, with tests being run overnight and results available the following day

Collection conditions

If an urgent PCP result is required, please discuss with the Microbiologist. This test will only be done on induced sputum or bronchial alveolar lavage.

Additional information

Sample stability 20C to 80C for one month

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