Pneumocystis Carinii Detection
Detection of Pneumocystis Carinii.
On request during normal working hours; sent to reference
Please give detailed clinical information, including date of
onset/contact with the suspected infection and any current or
intended antibiotic therapy.
Sputum are acceptable sample for detection of Pnuemocystis
Carinii if BAL/W is not available.
Large White Capped Universal
Samples should be transported to the laboratory immediately.
Causes For Rejection
Unlabelled sample or incorrect sample - see "Specimen"
Insufficient clinical information given.
Store at 4C; send to reference laboratory (GOSH) as soon as