Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Chlamydia pneumoniae, Legionella pneumophila, Bordetella pertussis, Bordetella parapertussis, Atypical pneumonia
For detection of Chlamydophila (formerly Chlamydia) pneumoniae DNA, Mycoplasma pneumoniae DNA, Legionella pneumophila DNA, Bordetella pertussis DNA and Bordetella parapertussis DNA which cause community-acquired atypical pneumonia.
(a) Sputum, nasopharyngeal aspirate or endo-tracheal tube aspirate: At least 1 mL of undiluted sample in a sterile leak-proof screw-capped container. (b) Throat swab or tracheal swab: Use only Dacron-tipped swab. Send dry in sterile container or swab sheath. Sputum is the preferred sample compared to throat swab.
Refrigerate sample until transfer to laboratory. Do not freeze. Send sample at 2 - 8°C (with an ice-pack). Sample must reach the laboratory within 24 hours after collection.
Multiplex Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction using Seegene Anyplex™ II RB5 Detection Kit
Detected, Not Detected or Inconclusive
1 - 4 days