Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia (PCP), Special Stain

CPT: 88312
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Test Details

Synonyms

  • P carinii Pneumonia, Stain
  • PCP Stain

Test Includes

Cytologic examination of smears

Use

Determine the presence of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP)

Methodology

Gomori methenamine silver stain and microscopic evaluation are performed.

Additional Information

The Cytology Laboratory does not offer a Pneumocystis stain by itself but does offer a cytologic interpretation of the specimen in conjunction with a special stain for PCP. This policy assures that the specimen is adequate (ie, if pulmonary macrophages are present in a sputum), as well as review for atypical or malignant cells. If only a special stain for PCP is wanted, without cytologic review of the cells, please order test 180232 to be sent to the microbiology department.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Sputum, bronchial washing, bronchial brushing, bronchial alveolar lavage, body fluids, fine needle aspirates, tracheal aspirates, transbronchial aspirates

Volume

2 mL

Minimum Volume

1 mL

Container

Sterile specimen container

Collection

Specimen should be collected without fixative and sent to the testing facility within 24 hours of collection. Label the container with the patient's name, date, and type of specimen.

Storage Instructions

Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Causes for Rejection

Improper labeling; fixation of specimen; frozen specimen

Clinical Information

Special Instructions

Include patient's name, date of birth, date of collection, specimen type, sex, Social Security number, previous malignancy, drug therapy, radiation therapy, and all other pertinent clinical information on the request form.

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
190256 P carinii Pneumonia, Stain 191115 Specimen type: 22633-2
190256 P carinii Pneumonia, Stain 191152 Source: 22633-2
190256 P carinii Pneumonia, Stain 191160 Clinician provided ICD9: 52797-8
190256 P carinii Pneumonia, Stain 191174 Clinician provided ICD10: 52797-8
190256 P carinii Pneumonia, Stain 191118 DIAGNOSIS: 22637-3
190256 P carinii Pneumonia, Stain 191165 Recommendation: 22638-1
190256 P carinii Pneumonia, Stain 191140 Comment: 22638-1
190256 P carinii Pneumonia, Stain 191157 Pathologist provided ICD9: 52797-8
190256 P carinii Pneumonia, Stain 191175 Pathologist provided ICD10: 52797-8
190256 P carinii Pneumonia, Stain 191117 Clinical history: 22636-5
190256 P carinii Pneumonia, Stain 191126 Amended report: N/A
190256 P carinii Pneumonia, Stain 191127 Addendum: 22639-9
190256 P carinii Pneumonia, Stain 191147 Diagnosis provided by: N/A
190256 P carinii Pneumonia, Stain 191119 Signed out by: 19139-5
190256 P carinii Pneumonia, Stain 191120 Performed by: N/A
190256 P carinii Pneumonia, Stain 191116 Gross description: 22634-0
190256 P carinii Pneumonia, Stain 191156 Microscopic description: 22635-7
190256 P carinii Pneumonia, Stain 191141 Special procedure: N/A
190256 P carinii Pneumonia, Stain 191179 Previous history: N/A
190256 P carinii Pneumonia, Stain 191144 QA comment: N/A
190256 P carinii Pneumonia, Stain 019018 . 11546-9
190256 P carinii Pneumonia, Stain 000000 NonGyn CPT Code Automation 13326-4
190256 P carinii Pneumonia, Stain 191167 Photomicrograph N/A

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