Chlamydophila pneumoniae

Molecular detection of Chlamydophila pneumoniae
Lab Test name Contact Comments
AZ St-Jan Brugge - Laboratoriumgeneeskunde Chlamydophila pneumoniae Dr. M. Reynders / Patrick Descheemaeker
SAMPLE TYPE:
respiratoiry samples (min 550 µl)
FREQUENCY:
daily
TEST TYPE: TaqMan Array Card, in house real time PCR
Version date: 17/11/2017
OLVZ Aalst Chlamydophila pneumoniae Anne Vankeerberghen
Sample type:
Pharyngal swab
Respiratory sample (500 µl)

Frequency: Daily (except weekend)

Test type: In house real time PCR
Version date: 29/09/2017
Accredited:
CHU UCL NAMUR Chlamydophila pneumoniae pierre.bogaerts@uclouvain.be
Prefered sample types: (min. 200 µL)
-BAL
-nasopharyngeal aspirate
Tests performed on Tuesday and Friday.
In house real-time PCR.
CHU Saint-Pierre Chlamydophila pneumoniae Reynders Marijke, Maaroufi Younes, Scheen Robert
Staaltypes: respiratoire monsters (sputum, BAL, tracheo-broncheolair aspiraat, nasopharynxaspiraat), pleuraal vocht

Minimum staalvolume: 250 microliter

Kwalitatieve in house real-time PCR
ZNA Middelheim Chlamydophila pneumoniae Walter Verstrepen
Sample type:
- respiratory specimens (swab, nasopharyngeal aspirate, sputum,...) (at least 250 µl).

Frequency: every working day
Test type: in house real-time PCR
Labo Cliniques Sud Luxembourg Chlamydophila pneumoniae Nicolas Hougardy
SAMPLE TYPE:
- BAL (min 1ml)
- Swabs
FREQUENCY: 1x/day (except weekend)
TEST TYPE: "Mycoplasma pneumoniae Chlamydophila pneumoniae Real-Time PCR" (Diagenode), LightCycler 2.0 (Roche)
AZ St-Lucas Gent Chlamydophila pneumoniae Dr. A.M van den Abeele/Elke Vanlaere
SAMPLE TYPE:
-preferential: nasopharyngeal aspirate (min. 0.2 ml)
-alternative: BAL
FREQUENCY: 2x/week
TEST TYPE: Smartfinder (Pathofinder)
Jessa Hospital Chlamydophila pneumoniae dr Cartuyvels, Raymaekers Marijke
SAMPLE TYPE:
-nasopharyngeal aspirate or secretion
-nasopharyngeal e-swab (UTM or liquid amies)
-BA
FREQUENCY: Monday till Friday
TEST TYPE: in-house real time PCR
Accredited:
UZ Leuven MolPLUZ Chlamydophila pneumoniae Katrien Lagrou
Remark: only available included in respiratory-panel-assay on swab, aspirate and BAL

Minimal sample volume: 1ml
Frequency: every day (Monday to Friday)
Test-type: in-house real-time PCR
GZA St-Augustinus Chlamydophila pneumoniae Philippe Van Lint
This PCR test is performed on respiratory samples (500µL).
Frequency: daily (Monday-Friday)

This respiratory panel screens for the following targets:
Viruses: Adenovirus, Bocavirus, Coronavirus, Enterovirus, Human metapneumovirus, (Para-)Influenza virus, Rhinovirus, RSV.
Bacteria: Bordetella (para-)pertussis, Bordetella holmesii, Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Legionella pneumophila, Mycoplasma pneumoniae.
Version date: 30/01/2018