Streptococcus pneumoniae

Lab Test name Contact Comments
ZNA Middelheim Streptococcus pneumoniae Walter Verstrepen
Sample type:
- cerebrospinal fluid
(at least 250 µl).

Frequency: every working day
Test type: in house real-time PCR
Labo Cliniques Sud Luxembourg Streptococcus pneumoniae Nicolas Hougardy
- CSF (min 100µL)
FREQUENCY: 1x/day (except weekend)
TEST TYPE: "Neisseria meningitidis & Streptococcus pneumoniae real-time PCR" (Diagenode), LightCycler 480 (Roche)
AZ St-Jan Brugge - Laboratoriumgeneeskunde Streptococcus pneumoniae Dr. M. Reynders / P. Descheemaeker
SAMPLE TYPE: Nasopharyngeal swab or aspirate, BAL (min. 1 ml)
TEST TYPE: TaqMan Array Card in house real time PCR
Version date: 17/11/2017
AZ Damiaan Oostende Streptococcus pneumoniae Ben Vanmassenhove/ Anne-Sophie Hervent
Sample type: respiratory sample (300 µl)
Frequency: 1-3/week
Allplex RP4 (Seegene)
BELAC accreditation number 433-MED
Version date: 11/08/2023
Jan Yperman Ziekenhuis Streptococcus pneumoniae Bieke Decaesteker,
Stijn Jonckheere
Sample Type: Cerebrospinal fluid
Frequency: Daily
Test Type: RT-PCR; QIAStat-Dx Meningitis/Encephalitis panel (QIAStat, Qiagen)

The ME test also screens for the following targets:
Viruses: Enterovirus, Herpes Simplex virus 1, Herpes Simplex virus 2, Human parechovirus, Human herpes virus 6, Varicella zoster virus
Bacteria:Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus agalactiae, Listeria monocytogenes, Haemophilus influenza, Escherichia coli K1, Streptococcus pyogenes, Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Fungi: Cryptococcus neoformans/gattii

Belac accreditation number 523-MED
Version date: 07/07/2022
AZ St-Lucas Brugge Streptococcus pneumoniae Dr Karel Maelegheer
Sample type: respiratory sample (300 µl)
Frequency: 1-3/week
Allplex PneumoBacter Assay (Seegene)
Version date: 25/10/2022
GZA St-Augustinus Streptococcus pneumoniae Philippe Van Lint
This PCR test is performed on CSV.
Frequency: daily (Monday-Saturday)

The CSV PCR is part of the following syndromic panel: QIAstat-Dx Meningitis/Encephalitis (ME) Panel

Streptococcus pneumoniae
Neisseria meningitidis
Streptococcus agalactiae
Listeria monocytogenes
Haemophilus influenzae
Escherichia coli K1
Streptococcus pyogenes
Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Herpes simplex virus 1
Herpes simplex virus 2
Humaan parechovirus
Humaan herpes virus 6
Varicella zoster virus

Cryptococcus gattii/neoformans
Version date: 17/02/2023