Important Information about Monkeypox from NC-DHHS (5/20/2022) to All North Carolina Clinicians and Laboratorians

Mycoplasma Pneumoniae PCR

-OR- Sterile Specimen Cup

Container Type

Test ID   LAB261
CPT Code(s)   87581
Group/Individual Test   Group
Laboratory   Core Referral Testing
Tube Station   82
Specimen Routine:
Sputum; BAL; Bronch wash; CSF; Pleural Fluid; Pericardial Fluid; UVT for Throat or NP Swab (Lawson #050750); see Comments
Resp: 1 mL; fluid: 0.5 mL
Availability Routine: Reference Laboratory - Mayo Clinic Laboratories
Turnaround Time   5-7 days
Reference Range   See separate report

Consider ordering Respiratory Pathogen Panel (LAB5812) which includes mycoplasma pneumonia for complete workup.

For fluids, collect 1 mL in sterile container. For swabs, deliver to laboratory as soon as possible.

Reviewed by jcayless on December 06, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514