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Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

Mycoplasma pneumoniae / Chlamydophila pneumoniae PCR

Test Name

Mycoplasma pneumoniae / Chlamydophila pneumoniae PCR

Alternate Name/ Synonym

Mycoplasma pneumoniae or Chlamydophila pneumoniae infections, respiratory

Gene Name

P1 adhesin (MP), ompA (CP)

Test Code

MCPPC

Division

Molecular Microbiology - Bacterial

Method

Polymerase Chain Reaction

External Proficiency Testing

College of American Pathologists

Turn Around Time

Within 4 days

Disease/Condition

  • Atypical pneumonia
  • Community acquired pneumonia
  • Encephalitis

Specimen Type

  • Throat swab
  • Nasopharyngeal swab
  • Lower respiratory specimens
  • CSF

Minimum Specimen Requirements

  • Throat swab in universal transport medium
  • Nasopharyngeal swab in universal transport medium
  • Sterile screw top container for other respiratory specimens
  • CSF 300 ul per 1 test, for multiple tests please ensure adequate sample volume is submitted

Storage/Transportation

  • All specimens must  be shipped on dry ice.
  • Exception: Specimens that will arrive at SickKids within 24 hours from the time of collection can be shipped on ice packs

Special Requirements

* Not Health Canada approved

Shipping and Contact Information

The Hospital for Sick Children
Rapid Response Laboratory
170 Elizabeth Street, Room 3642
Toronto, ON
M5G 2G3
Canada
Phone: 416-813-7200
Phone: 1-855-381-3212