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Atypical Pneumonia PCR

Alternate Names
Chlamydophila pneumonia PCR, Chlamydophila psittaci PCR, CHPPCR, Legionella longbeachae PCR, Legionella pneumophila PCR, LEGPCR, Mycoplasma pneumonia PCR, MYCPCR, Atypical pneumonia NAT
Ordering Information

This test detects:

  • Mycoplasma pneumonia DNA
  • Chlamydophila pneumonia DNA
  • Chlamydophila psittaci DNA
  • Legionella longbeachae DNA
  • Legionella pneumophila DNA 
Laboratory
Molecular Diagnostics - Infectious
Specimen
Sputum
Respiratory specimen
Bronchial washings
Bronchial lavage
NPA (Naso pharyngeal aspirate)
Container
70ml Sterile Container (yellow top)
Collection Instructions
Collect at room temperature
Minimum Adult Volume
0.3mL
Minimum Paediatric Volume
0.3mL
Notes

Non-respiratory fluids (e.g. pericardial fluid, pleural fluid) are referred to VIDRL for testing. Call Medical Microbiologist on (03) 9496 5694 for approval.

Other specimen types not listed here (e.g. tissue, bone biopsy) require discussion with Medical Microbiologist prior to ordering.

Frequency
Daily
Test Code
ATPPCR
Container ID
CMOL, POT, CM
Storage Instructions
Store at 4°C