Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Molecular detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Lab Test name Contact Comments
AZ St-Jan Brugge - Laboratoriumgeneeskunde Mycoplasma pneumoniae Dr. M. Reynders / Patrick Descheemaeker
SAMPLE TYPE:
respiratoiry samples (min 550 µl)
FREQUENCY:
daily
TEST TYPE:
respiratoiry samples: TaqMan Array Card, in house real time PCR
Version date: 17/11/2017
UZA Mol. Diagn. Mycoplasma pneumoniae D. Ursi, K. Bergs, M. Michiels, V. Matheeussen
Sample type:
- respiratory specimens (swab, nasopharyngeal aspirate, sputum,...)
- cerebrospinal fluid
(at least 250 µl).

Frequency: 2 times a week

Test type: in house real-time PCR
OLVZ Aalst Mycoplasma 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:
Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg Mycoplasma pneumoniae Dr. Els Oris, Katrien Vandebroek
Sample type:
nasopharyngeal aspirate

Frequency:
Daily (except weekend)

Test type:
In house real time PCR
CHU UCL NAMUR Mycoplasma pneumoniae pierre.bogaerts@uclouvain.be
Sample type:
- respiratory specimens (swab, nasopharyngeal aspirate, sputum, BAL,...)
- cerebrospinal fluid
(at least 250 µl).
Tests performed on Tuesday and Friday.
In house real-time PCR.
UZ Leuven MolPLUZ Mycoplasma pneumoniae Katrien Lagrou
Sample type:
- respiratory swab
- respiratory samples
Minimal sample volume:1ml
Frequency: 2-5 times a week
Test type: In-house realtime PCR
Remark: also included in respiratory-panel-assay on swab, aspirate and BAL
CHU Saint-Pierre Mycoplasma pneumoniae Reynders Marijke, Maaroufi Younes, Scheen Robert
Staaltypes: respiratoire stalen (BAL, sputum, tracheobroncheolaire aspiraten, nasopharynxaspiraten)

Minimum staalvolume: 250 microliter

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

Frequency: every working day
Test type: in house real-time PCR
GZA St-Augustinus Mycoplasma 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.
Labo Cliniques Sud Luxembourg Mycoplasma 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 (Roche)
Imelda-Bonheiden Mycoplasma pneumoniae Dr. Johan Frans, Isabel Micalessi
Sample Type:
- NAP in UTM
- BAL
Frequency: Daily
Test Type: NxTAG Respiratoir Pathogeen Panel (MAGPIX, Luminex)
AZ St-Lucas Gent Mycoplasma 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 Mycoplasma 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:
AZ Damiaan Oostende Mycoplasma pneumoniae Ben Vanmassenhove/ Anne-Sophie Hervent
SAMPLE TYPE: flocked swabs
FREQUENCY: 1-3/week
TEST TYPE: in-house Real Time PCR
Accredited: