Chlamydophila pneumoniae

Molecular detection of Chlamydophila pneumoniae
Lab Test name Contact Comments
AZ St-Jan Brugge - Laboratoriumgeneeskunde Chlamydophila pneumoniae Dr. M. Reynders / Patrick Descheemaeker
respiratoiry samples (min 550 µl)
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: 06/05/2019
CHU UCL NAMUR Chlamydophila pneumoniae
Prefered sample types: (min. 200 µL)
-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
- 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
-preferential: nasopharyngeal aspirate (min. 0.2 ml)
-alternative: BAL
FREQUENCY: 2x/week
TEST TYPE: Smartfinder (Pathofinder)
Jessa Hospital Chlamydophila pneumoniae dr Cartuyvels, Raymaekers Marijke
-nasopharyngeal aspirate or secretion
-nasopharyngeal e-swab (UTM or liquid amies)
FREQUENCY: Monday till 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)

The respiratory PCR is part of the following syndromic panel:
Seegene RV Master and Seegene Pneumobacter assay

Influenza A virus
Influenza B virus
Human respiratory syncytial virus
Human metapneumovirus
Human adenovirus
Human rhinovirus
Human parainfluenza virus

Streptococcus pneumoniae
Legionella pneumophila
Haemophilus influenzae
Bordetella parapertussis
Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Bordetella pertussis
Chlamydophila pneumonia
Version date: 30/01/2018
AZ Damiaan Oostende Chlamydophila pneumoniae Ben Vanmassenhove
Sample type: respiratory sample (300 µl)
Frequency: 1-3/week
Allplex RP4 (Seegene)
BELAC accreditation number 433-MED
Version date: 11/08/2023
AZ St-Lucas Brugge Chlamydophila pneumoniae Dr Karel Maelegheer
Sample type: respiratory sample (300 µl)
Frequency: 1-3/week
Allplex PneumoBacter Assay (Seegene)
Version date: 25/10/2022