Atypical Pneumonia PCR


Atypical Pneumonia PCR

Site(s) or Laboratory offering Test/Investigation



This test includes Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Legionella pneumohila, Legionella longbeachae, Chlamydia pneumoniae and Chlamydia psittaci. This is on the same test panel as the ordinary Respiratory virus PCR so there is no need to send duplicate samples. Please include relevant clinical details as prompted by ICE or this sample may not be tested initially.

Storage conditions and sample stability between collection and transport to Lab

24 hrs. at 15-25°C 5 days at 2°C to 8°C

Sample type

BAL, Endotracheal secretions, NPAs, (Induced) Sputum, all in sterile containers. Nose/Throat swabs (green top VTM)

Turnaround times (TAT) Urgent/Routine/GP or OPD

2 days

If UKAS Accredited Test indicate at which site

Pending accreditation