Conventional PCR detection of Bacteria causing Atypical Pneumonia (Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Legionella pneumophila, Mycoplasma pneumoniae)

Specimen:

Nasopharygeal Aspirate/Swab

Volume/Quantity:

· ? 1 mL for aspirate Or · 1 swab

Shedule of Collection:

Prior to antimicrobial therapy

Collection/Storage/Handling/Transport:

Collection: See recommendation for specimen collection in aerobic culture : (For swab) Place in a sterile test tube with or without transport medium. Recommended Transport Media: Regan-Lowe/Amies /Universal Transport Medium. : (For aspirate) Collect in a

Running Day:

Tuesday-Thursday-Friday

Cut off Day and Time:

Not Applicable Note: during weekends, holidays and after office hours specimens are received in the clinical laboratory

Turnaround Time:

5 working days

Fee:

₱4000.00 *Free of charge if coordinated/reported to RESU/PESU/CESU/MESU and accompanied with PIDSR

Status:

Available