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Mycoplasma pneumoniae PCR (Repiratory)

Alternative Names:Mycoplasma PCR
Laboratory:Microbiology
Test Code:RVM
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Registration Instructions:

This test is performed in a multiplex with common respiratory pathogens.  Order Respiratory PCR, stating Mycoplasma PCR is required in the clinical notes.

Specimen Types:Swab
Sputum
Container Types:
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Plain 70mL pot
Plain 70mL pot
Collection & Request Instructions:

Collect Nose/Throat swab in transport media for this test.

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Centrifuge
Store at 4'C
Assay Frequency:Weekdays
External Laboratory:The Alfred Pathology Service (APS)
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at 4'C with Ice Pack