PJP, Pneumocystis jirovecii, PCP, P. carinii, Pneumocystis pneumonia
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction
- Broncho-alveolar lavage (BAL)
- minimum of 300 uL in sterile screw top tube
- All specimens must be shipped on dry ice.
- Exception: Specimens that will arrive at SickKids within 24 hours from the time of collection can be shipped on ice packs
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